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5.0 out of 5 stars
Brilliant, subtle and surreal - Gaiman has done it again!, 7 Dec. 2000
The Dream Hunters is a Japanese folktale retold in Gaiman's usual dark style. Sandman fans will love this book which subtly references the Sandman themes while being more like his previous adult fairytale Stardust. However the book is stand alone and you don't need to have read any of Gaiman's previous work to fully appreciate it. The story is gentle & surreal with tones of violence as is the superb artwork by Amano. The synergy created by Gaiman's prose & Amano's art is mesmerising and the only real disappointment in the book is that, eventually, you will come to the end of it. I would recommend it to anyone.