Oh hey, I know this story Well, my version didn t have Cain and Abel and the Raven in it, but the monk and fox part was familiar Not what I was expecting at all Slightly disappointed to not get something new to me, but this was a very well done version with lovely illustrations. A beautiful novella fairy story done in faux Japanese fable form by Gaiman at the top of his form Recently, after the latest Sandman Overture was released, I went back and reread all of the classic Sandman series from the 90s Completest that I try to be, I m glad I read this which was the first time Gaiman went back to the Sandman.Often, the best Sandman stories are the ones that feature Morpheus also known as the King of All Night s Dreaming here as a peripheral character The mythological short stories about dreams and gods, with smaller scale main characters against the backdrop of Gaiman s impressive fantasy world In this one which was published by DC Vertigo but is a prose novella and beautifully illustrated by Yoshitaka Amano we encounter a humble monk and a fox spiritess There is love, and revenge I shan t say any This book is recommended not only for Sandman fans but also for anyone interested in story and the written word Geeky comic fandom not a requirement at all. This story has a very special place in my heart It s enchanting, tragically romantic and quite unforgettable It is about many things, but the nature of love and the sanctity of life are the themes that always echo in my brain when I flip through it I have also recently found myself very drawn to stories featuring a fox I m not quite sure why that is, but a quick exploration of the many symbolic associations with foxes gave me quite a lot to ponder There are two versions of this story available in print the graphic novel version, illustrated by the amazing P Craig Russell , and this one, published as an illustrated novella I am a huge fan of Russell s style, but there is something darkly haunting about Yoshitaka Amano s work, which suits my current mood a little better than Russell s whimsy and I love this little fable so freaking much that I just wanted every version of it that was out there Besides, this illustrated novella format means we get of Mr Gaiman s beautiful words, which is something precious that I can t get enough of.I was not very familiar with this Japanese illustrator s work, as I am a complete dilettante when it comes to video games and anime, until I got my hands on this book But from what I can see in my copy of Dream Hunter , he is an incredible artist who truly captured the essence of this story.Beautiful, melancholy and moving. This Japanese folk tale was fairly familiar to me, but it was a pleasure to read an expanded version of it and then to discover in the afterword that Gaiman was a bit freaked out to see how close the story fit in with his Sandman series Though sometimes rather dark in coloring , the art had much going on in it, and my favorite page was a hitherto uncharacteristic burst of colorful birds, reminding me of a Walter Inglis Anderson a favorite artist of mine. Beautifully written and haunting artwork I have never been disappointed by anything Gaiman has been associated with. Gaiman Amano is a pairing that s like a dream come true, pun intended Gaiman blends his Sandman characters with a Japanese fable and Amano, the artist and character designer behind many Final Fantasy games illustrates It s beautiful, and while some video game fans complain that Amano is a one trick pony, I think that having of his signature style can only be a good thing. O 5 Sandman , Gaiman Yoshitaka Amano. Sandman Fans Should Feel Lucky That Master Fantasy Writer Neil Gaiman Discovered The Mythical World Of Japanese Fables While Researching His Translation Of Hayao Miyazaki S Film Princess Mononoke At The Same Time, While Preparing For The Sandman Th Anniversary, He Met Yoshitaka Amano, His Artist For The Th Sandman Book Amano Is The Famed Designer Of The Final Fantasy Game Series The Product Of Gaiman S Immersion In Japanese Art, Culture, And History, Sandman Dream Hunters Is A Classic Japanese Tale Adapted From The Fox, The Monk, And The Mikado Of All Night S Dreaming That He Has Subtly Morphed Into His Sandman UniverseLike Most Fables, The Story Begins With A Wager Between Two Jealous Animals, A Fox And A Badger Which Of Them Can Drive A Young Monk From His Solitary Temple The Winner Will Make The Temple Into A New Fox Or Badger Home But As The Fox Adopts The Form Of A Woman To Woo The Monk From His Hermitage, She Falls In Love With Him Meanwhile, In Far Away Kyoto, The Wealthy Master Of Yin Yang, The Onmyoji, Is Plagued By His Fears And Seeks Tranquility In His Command Of Sorcery He Learns Of The Monk And His Inner Peace He Dispatches Demons To Plague The Monk In His Dreams And Eventually Kill Him To Bring His Peace To The Onmyoji The Fox Overhears The Demons On Their Way To The Monk And Begins Her Struggle To Save The Man Whom At First She So EnviedDream Hunters Is A Beautiful Package From The Ink Brush Painted Endpapers To The Luminous Page Layouts Including Amano S Gate Fold Painting Of Morpheus In A Sea Of Reds, Oranges, And Violets This Book Has Been Crafted For A Sensuous Reading Experience Gaiman Has Developed As A Prose Stylist In The Last Several Years With Novels And Stories Such As Neverwhere And Stardust, And His Narrative Rings With A Sense Of Timelessness And Magic That Gently Sustains This Adult Fairy Tale The Only Disappointment Here Is That The Book Is So Brief One Could Imagine This Creative Team Being Even Better Suited To A Longer Story Of Epic Proportions On The Final Page Of Dream Hunters, In Fact, Amano Suggest That He Will Collaborate Further With Mr Gaiman In The Future Readers Of Dream Hunters Will Hope That Amano S Dream Comes True Patrick O Kelley H y theo ta, con qu n i, gi ng n nghe nh hai vi n s i c v o nhau Ng i s d n ta i g p M ng ch nh s h i Ng i kh ng h i m t b i th , m t chi c l r i, hay s ng m tr n nh n i, con qu p V y th t i sao l i i h i ta Quy n u ti n m nh c trong series The Sandman.M nh c quy n n y t khi c n ch a bi t The Sandman l g hay Neil Gaiman l ai L do duy nh t m nh c n l do n c b n d ch ti ng Vi t Kh ng r l do Neil Gaiman vi t qu t t hay do ng i d ch d ch qu m t m khi l n u c truy n m nh kh ng h ngh c u chuy n n y do m t ng i Anh vi t ra Nh ng c u v n p, m t m v tinh t bi t bao Ch a c ng, nh s n i Th n l m t h a th ng Th n kh ng s h u v t g tr c i ch n khuy t th c Nh ng gi c m m h ly n m l gi c m c a th n Th n mu n n c tr v cho th n Nh ng, nh vua p, n u ta tr gi c m l i cho ng i, ng i s ph i ch t thay cho n ng Th n hi u i u , nh s tr l i Nh ng l gi c m c a th n Th n s kh ng h ly n ch t thay th n M ng g t u Khu ng m t ng i kh ng i, nh ng nh s th y d ng nh ng i tho ng bu n, nh ng ng i c ng h i l ng, v v h a th ng tr bi t m nh y u c u ng.M ng gi tay, v mi ng k nh n m tr ng tr tr n m t t, v con c o ng b n c nh nh s trong b ng t i Ng i ch n l a ng, d ph i hi sinh m t ch t, M ng n i v i nh s V v y ta s ban cho ng i m t c n Ng i c th gi t h ly n ng.Thi u n v i qu xu ng m ch n M ng Nh ng ng i h a gi p thi p n ng gi n d n i.V ta gi p ng i r i Chuy n n y th t kh ng c ng b ng, n ng n i.Kh ng, M ng p Kh ng c ng b ng. This is of an illustrated story than a graphic novel Amano s artwork and the Japanese aesthetic rein in Gaiman s excessive tendency to throw in the kitchen sink, in this telling, retelling actually, of the story of the fox and the monk The story is wonderful and the artwork even so Amano really should have gotten top billing since Gaiman is basically just retelling a Japanese fairy tale with some Sandman flourishes.Thoroughly enjoyable although not really part of the Sandman canon This was a 10th anniversary project celebrating the Sandman comic Whoever was really responsible for this collaboration should get the real credit.Sadly this book actually belongs to my daughter
Is a well-known author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the The Sandman: The Dream Hunters book, this is one of the most wanted Neil Gaiman author readers around the world.
- 128 pages
- The Sandman: The Dream Hunters
- Neil Gaiman
- 26 June 2019 Neil Gaiman