(Brief Lives) By Gaiman, Neil (Author) paperback Published on (01 , 1995)

by Neil Gaiman | Graphic Novels |
ISBN: 1563891387 Global Overview for this book
Registered by LilyKlip of Leipzig, Sachsen Germany on 9/17/2012
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Journal Entry 1 by LilyKlip from Leipzig, Sachsen Germany on Monday, September 17, 2012
Delirium, the youngest sister of the Endless sets out to find their long lost brother Destruction. Dream agrees to join her and together they travel the waking world.

As before: Please keep the books for a maximum of three weeks.

participants (order will slightly change for each book in the series):

1. SerendipityN (Germany)
2. Xirxe (Germany)
3. Tsjara (Netherlands) Please post to No. 5 MKTiny. Thank you!
(4. Esme-Weatherwax (Ireland) only Season of Mists (Book 4), World's End (Book 8) and Endless Nights (Book 11))
5. Vekiki (UK)
6. MKtiny (UK)
7. Lunacia (Norway)
8. Appelsiini (Finland)
9. vedranaster (Croatia)

and back to me

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Journal Entry 2 by LilyKlip at Leipzig, Sachsen Germany on Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Released 8 yrs ago (9/26/2012 UTC) at Leipzig, Sachsen Germany

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On its way to SerendipityN.

Journal Entry 3 by SerendipityN at Wuppertal, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Saturday, October 06, 2012
Arrived yesterday. :D

Journal Entry 4 by SerendipityN at Wuppertal, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Thursday, November 08, 2012

Released 8 yrs ago (11/8/2012 UTC) at Wuppertal, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany

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Mailed it off to Xirxe today.

I'm sorry I kept it so long this time, I got kind off distracted by my new job.

I didn't enjoy this volume as much as the previous ones. Both Dream and Delirium somewhat annoyed me.

As always, thank you very much for this ring! :-D

Journal Entry 5 by Xirxe at Hannover, Niedersachsen Germany on Friday, November 09, 2012
Today 'The Sandman' arrived safely. Thanks a lot for the ring, LiliyKlip! And thank you, SerendipityN, for sending it!
Just 100 pages of another book, than I'll start reading.

16. November 2012
It is the first Sandman series in which the Endless play the main role. Delirium, Dreams sister, longs for her brother Destruction, who has left the family of the Endless 300 years ago - no one knows where he is. After Desire and Despair refused helping delirium in her search, she turns to Dream, who will surprisingly stand by her. However due to selfish reasons: Just left from his beloved, he is hoping to think of other things and maybe, in secrete, to meet her once again ...
I have to admit, that this Sandman series left me behind with mixed feelings. On the one hand it is a story that is unique to sense and serious thoughts about the uniqueness and finality of life in this form, on the other hand there are so many references to previous volumes, that I am constantly asked myself, what was happening before, who are these persons, don’t I know them, etc. Unfortunately, between my readings of each book there are longer periods and not all is still present, so I think my reading experience was significantly diminished. Otherwise, the drawings are awesome as always, with some of them are almost be described as paintings.
All in all, great reading material, but if possible, just read it in conjunction with the preceding books. And I, I have to read it again ;-)

Journal Entry 6 by Xirxe at sent to a fellow bookcrosser, Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Saturday, November 17, 2012

Released 8 yrs ago (11/17/2012 UTC) at sent to a fellow bookcrosser, Bookring -- Controlled Releases

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The Sandman is now on his way to Tsjara. Enjoy reading!

Journal Entry 7 by LilyKlip at Leipzig, Sachsen Germany on Sunday, November 18, 2012
Hi Xirxe,

just read your entry and you're absolutely right. It gets very complex and sometimes it's hard to keep track of characters and events. I read the whole series twice so far (just started rereading for a third time) and there is so much you only realise when you read it again - or have the books at hand to go back to previous volumes. That's one thing I love about those books. There is always something new to discover, even (or especially) if you've read them before.

Hope you keep enjoying the stories. Sweet Dreams !

Journal Entry 8 by Tsjara at Assendelft, Noord-Holland Netherlands on Monday, November 26, 2012
Yay another Sandman arrived here safely today. :) Thanks for sending it on Xirxe and the tea, nice stamps on the envelope too! I'll start with this one soon. :)
Thanks again for bookring LilyKlip!

Journal Entry 9 by Tsjara at Assendelft, Noord-Holland Netherlands on Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Really enjoyed this volume, it felt a bit different (sadder? and also more of a continuous story). Delirium and Dream go on a journey together, to search for their missing brother (they make quite an odd pair and the drawings made me smile). Haven't seen much of Delirium before in the previous volumes but I have come to like her, she's funny and often more 'here' and understanding than it seems. (And I wished they mentioned who it was that left Dream? I can't remember. :p)

Journal Entry 10 by Tsjara at Assendelft, Noord-Holland Netherlands on Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Released 8 yrs ago (12/10/2012 UTC) at Assendelft, Noord-Holland Netherlands

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Mailed the book to Vekiki today.

Happy reading!

Journal Entry 11 by Vekiki at London, Greater London United Kingdom on Sunday, December 23, 2012
This arrived today, I can't wait to dive in :) thankyou for sharing

Journal Entry 12 by Vekiki at London, Greater London United Kingdom on Friday, January 04, 2013

Released 8 yrs ago (1/4/2013 UTC) at London, Greater London United Kingdom

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in the post to next reader yesterday

Journal Entry 13 by MKtiny at Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire United Kingdom on Saturday, January 05, 2013
Arrived yesterday. Thanks, Vekiki. Looking forward to settling down with this latest installment.

Journal Entry 14 by MKtiny at Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire United Kingdom on Monday, February 04, 2013
I enjoyed this latest installment of Sandman. I liked the fact it was a whole story and you find out much more about Dream and his siblings.

There are definitely shades of American Gods coming through in the story of Ishtar and Pharamond.

On its way to Lunacia.

Journal Entry 15 by winglunaciawing at Sandnes, Rogaland fylke Norway on Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Found this book in my mail box when I got home after almost a week in the Oslo area due to work and union stuff. Alas, the book smells too much (had to wash my hands after touching it), so had to put it away. Hope the smells go away soon, so that I can read it!

Journal Entry 16 by winglunaciawing at Sandnes, Rogaland fylke Norway on Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Just wanted to let you know I'm currently reading this book. Will be off to England after work today, and am hoping to ship it from there in a few days.

Journal Entry 17 by winglunaciawing at Sandnes, Rogaland fylke Norway on Thursday, March 28, 2013
I love rereading the Sandman, and I really enjoyed this album. :)

Journal Entry 18 by winglunaciawing at Islington, Greater London United Kingdom on Thursday, March 28, 2013

Released 8 yrs ago (3/27/2013 UTC) at Islington, Greater London United Kingdom

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Sent off by mail to Soumi (or Finland if you like...)

Journal Entry 19 by wingAppelsiiniwing at Lempäälä, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Thursday, April 04, 2013
And it's in Suomi! :) I have too many books to read before I could start this one, but I think I'll read this little by little in between ;) Thanks for sending!

Journal Entry 20 by wingAppelsiiniwing at Lempäälä, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Sunday, June 02, 2013
As some other partisipants in this ring, I didn't like this book as much as I liked the previous ones. I found Delirium being so annoying and I would have never take that trip with her! :D Although the journey was interesting, I think the end was a bit lame. Maybe things start flowing again in the next book!

I liked Barnabas, if I would be a dog-person, I would like to have a dog like him ;)

Journal Entry 21 by wingAppelsiiniwing at Lempäälä, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Sunday, June 02, 2013

Released 7 yrs ago (6/5/2013 UTC) at Lempäälä, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland

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I'm making the JE now as I'm not sure which day I'm going to the Post Office. Anyway, the book will continue its journey this week! Travel safe!

Journal Entry 22 by vedranaster at Zagreb, Zagreb City Croatia on Sunday, June 23, 2013
Arrived safely a couple of days ago, thanks! :D

Journal Entry 23 by vedranaster at Zagreb, Zagreb City Croatia on Monday, February 17, 2014
After straight 24 hours of work I did not feel like sitting at my computer again today, so I finally turned my attention to this long ignored volume. And I must admit I enjoyed it immensely. Most of the volume is pretty straightforward and chronological so it was easier to follow than some previous volumes. And while I did find myself struggling to remember some of the previous events which were referenced, it did not detract much from reading chapters that finally gave us more insight regarding the Endless.

Thoroughly enjoyed it! Thanks for sharing and sending.
On to the next volume now, and then they both return home.
Thanks for your understanding and patience, LilyKlip!

Journal Entry 24 by vedranaster at Zagreb, Zagreb City Croatia on Saturday, March 22, 2014

Released 7 yrs ago (3/22/2014 UTC) at Zagreb, Zagreb City Croatia

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On its way home with vol.8. Thanks for sharing!

Journal Entry 25 by LilyKlip at Leipzig, Sachsen Germany on Tuesday, April 01, 2014
The book is back with me.

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