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The Sandman: Preludes and Nocturnes (The Sandman, &hellip by Neil Gaiman
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4.0 out of 5 stars Small beginnings, 14 Aug 2003
It's a fairly simple, and over used plot. A super hero is held captive and seeks revenge on his captors. But it's so much more than that. Here we have a being, more powerful than a god, and only spoken of in whispers and long lost volumes of mythological lore. He sits quietly, his eyes burning, naked and cold, in a tiny jar waiting for his oppurtunity to escape while his mortal captors crumble away.
Gaiman has taken a simple idea and turned it into something far darker and deeper. Morpheus, the Sandman, Prince of Stories, the very embodiement of dreams, maybe more powerful than any god, but it far from omnipotent and benevolent. He is insensitive and selfish (as seen in later novels)… Read more

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