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“In the case of good books, the point is not to see how many of them you can get through, but rather how many can get through to you.”

– Mortimer J. Alder

Thank you for tuning in to my blog. If you’re a fan of Fantasy fiction, you’re in the right place. I investigate, devour, and live Fantasy fiction. And as I explore my bookshelves and re-read old favourites, forgotten friends, and greet new ones, I would like to invite you on the journey.

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  • Sandman Issue 10: An Introduction to the Gallery

    September 20, 2021 by

    Continuing the Sandman re-read that I began here, today we get our first glimpse of the gallery; a personal, private gallery, housed in each of the Endless’s Fortresses. We’ll later learn that there are 7 Endless “siblings.” We were introduced to two of them in volume 1: Dream, of course, along with his older sister… Read more

  • Sandman Issue 10: Portrait of Desire

    September 19, 2021 by

    Since I’m focusing on portraits for my Sandman re-read, we’re skipping past the rest of volume 1 (which I started here) and heading straight to issue 10. Volume 2 The Doll’s House is where the motif of portraits become interesting, especially in just the first few pages. We’ll talk about the first one today: a… Read more

  • Sandman Issue 3: “Dream a Little Dream of Me,”

    September 18, 2021 by

    Continuing my discussion of portraits in Neil Gaiman’s Sandman which I began here, in issue 3, “Dream a Little Dream of Me,” we are treated to a portrait on the very first page. We see a suburban house and someone lying on the bed. The bed is in complete shadows, stark dark shading juxtaposing the… Read more

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