Neil Gaiman’s deft touch is clearly evident here. The language is simply beautiful, and I haven’t been so captivated by a piece of fiction in a long time.
Fair warning: this is a dark story. If you can handle it, it is masterfully well-written. The artists did an incredible job of bringing the work to life—not only in the drawing, but in the layout and concept as well.
Graphic novels leave me feeling much more lost than most novels (save Steven Erikson), and I have to admit that I enjoy it a lot. Not knowing what’s really going on, and experiencing a fresh and non-traditional style (at least compared to books) was just what I needed.
Mr. Gaiman, once again I applaud you.
I’ve heard The Sandman series gets even better from here on out as it finds its bearings. Can’t wait to continue!
Note: reading this along with the Tor re-read which can be found here