The Sandman 8

by Neil Gaiman | Graphic Novels |
ISBN: 140123402X Global Overview for this book
Registered by LilyKlip of Leipzig, Sachsen Germany on 2/21/2013
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Journal Entry 1 by LilyKlip from Leipzig, Sachsen Germany on Thursday, February 21, 2013
So here comes volume 8 which is my personal favourite. Its setup is basically like in The Canterbury Tales. A group of travelers who come from different places and different times spent a stormy (it's a "reality storm") night in an Inn (at the end of the world) and pass their time by telling each other stories.

I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

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

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

1. Xirxe (Germany)
2. SerendipityN (Germany)
3. Tsjara (Netherlands) Please post to No. 4 Esme-Weatherwax this time. Thank you!
4. Esme-Weatherwax (Ireland)
5. MKtiny (UK)
6. Vekiki (UK)
7. Lunacia (Norway) has a new address!
8. Appelsiini (Finland)
9. vedranaster (Croatia)

and back to me

Link to Volume 9: The Kindly Ones


Journal Entry 2 by LilyKlip at Leipzig, Sachsen Germany on Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Released 8 yrs ago (2/27/2013 UTC) at Leipzig, Sachsen Germany

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On its way to Xirxe.

Journal Entry 3 by Xirxe at Hannover, Niedersachsen Germany on Tuesday, March 05, 2013
Just put the Sandman from my letter box. Thx a lot to LilyKlip!!

March, 13th, 2013:
Charlene Mooney and Brant Tucker are going by car from Seattle to Chicago, when in the middle of a night of June they get caught in a snowstorm. The car gets out of the road and crashes into a tree. Brant frees the unconscious Charlene and drags her with his last strength back to the road, as he believes. But he has lost his way completely and they ends up in the inn Worlds End. There, it is been taking care of the injured Charlene, while Brant is supplied with food and drink. It seems to be a strange society whom they meet there: people who appear to come from another century, figures that seem to have sprung from an ancient legend, some creatures seem as if they come from a dream and so on. All they sit together and pass the time by telling stories. Brant joins them and listens ...
The six stories are of very different nature: fairy tales, legends, science fiction, adventure, intrigue - and one amazing than the other. Unlike the previous books of and with Sandman, this time he and his siblings only appear marginally - what the quality of the stories, however, not detract. Nevertheless, I have been missing him (so I award an asterisk less ;-))
The drawings are congenial as before and their style perfectly match to the particular story.
I’m already looking forward for the next part.

Released 8 yrs ago (3/14/2013 UTC) at Give to the followed bookcrosser on the bookring, Bookring -- Controlled Releases

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The Sandman is now on its way to the next reader! Enjoy reading!

Journal Entry 5 by SerendipityN at Wuppertal, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Tuesday, March 19, 2013
It arrived today in a very nice colourful envelope and with a bag of Bright Mood tea. Perfect for the weather. :-D Thanks a lot, Xirxe!

Journal Entry 6 by SerendipityN at Wuppertal, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Monday, April 08, 2013
As expected I enjoyed this volume as much as the previous ones. My favourite part was the one about the Necropolis, I like the look of those living there. ;-) The double page with the sea monster is very nice! The drawings are great as usual. By now I treated myself to the complete Sandman, too, but will definitely stay on the book ring as well.

Thank you very much for sharing!

Journal Entry 7 by SerendipityN at Wuppertal, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Monday, April 08, 2013

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Mailed it off to Tsjara today. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 8 by Tsjara at Assendelft, Noord-Holland Netherlands on Saturday, April 13, 2013
The Sandman arrived here safely. Thanks for sending SerendipityN! These bookrings always arrive together somehow.. currently reading 2 of them, but will start this one alongside I think. :) Looking forward to read it. Thanks for sharing LilyKlip!

Journal Entry 9 by Tsjara at Assendelft, Noord-Holland Netherlands on Friday, April 26, 2013
I enjoyed this volume a lot and would have loved to visit the inn at Worlds' End myself and listen to all the different stories. :p
The concept of a story within a story within a story was quite fun, and the drawings were very nice, I especially liked the giant sea serpent on the double page.
Though I wished there was a bit more about Dream and his siblings (I wonder who they were mourning at the end? Did I miss something? :p Maybe it has something to do with the Necropolis story and the secret chamber?).

Journal Entry 10 by Tsjara at Assendelft, Noord-Holland Netherlands on Friday, April 26, 2013

Released 8 yrs ago (4/26/2013 UTC) at Assendelft, Noord-Holland Netherlands

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The Sandman is now off to Esme-Weatherwax. Happy reading!

Journal Entry 11 by Esme-Weatherwax at Limerick, Co. Limerick Ireland on Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Picked this up at PO on Friday. Was having internet issues until today. I look forward to reading this one as well as my husband. We are both enjoying the series.

Journal Entry 12 by Esme-Weatherwax at Limerick, Co. Limerick Ireland on Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Ok 1st of all I must apologize to everyone here. I have not been in the best of health and reading this has taken me a lot longer than expected. The good news is that is vol of sandman I really enjoyed. It is really hard to say which Vol I have enjoyed the most so I will not. I really enjoyed the stories in this one and I think the one I like the most was the one about the city. I am trying to place Mr Gadling in the sea story ( I think I know who he is). I am looking forward to the next installment ( when I am feeling up to it).

Journal Entry 13 by Esme-Weatherwax at Limerick, Co. Limerick Ireland on Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Released 7 yrs ago (7/15/2013 UTC) at Limerick, Co. Limerick Ireland

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off to the UK. Enjoy

Journal Entry 14 by MKtiny at Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire United Kingdom on Saturday, July 20, 2013
World's End has arrived this morning :)

Journal Entry 15 by MKtiny at Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire United Kingdom on Monday, July 22, 2013

Released 7 yrs ago (7/22/2013 UTC) at Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire United Kingdom

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One of the best so far. Different tales from travellers, who have found themselves at the World's End Inn during a reality storm.

Journal Entry 16 by Vekiki at London, Greater London United Kingdom on Friday, July 26, 2013
Got it :D Will read over the next few days

Journal Entry 17 by Vekiki at London, Greater London United Kingdom on Thursday, August 22, 2013

Released 7 yrs ago (8/22/2013 UTC) at London, Greater London United Kingdom

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Sorry, this had been with me much longer than I realised! It's in the post on it's way to the next reader now

Journal Entry 18 by winglunaciawing at Sandnes, Rogaland fylke Norway on Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Arrived today! I am currently reading another bookring book, and the perfume smell on this book will hopefully be gone when I'm done with the other book, so that I can start reading it when I'm done. (What a dreadful sentence...)

Journal Entry 19 by winglunaciawing at Sandnes, Rogaland fylke Norway on Saturday, October 19, 2013
Just wanted to let you know that I am currently reading this. It's taking some time, though, as life, esp work, is crazy busy at the moment, so I have limited time to read. I'm about halfway through.

Journal Entry 20 by winglunaciawing at Sandnes, Rogaland fylke Norway on Thursday, October 24, 2013
This has been such a wonderful re-read! I loved the stories within the story and all that jazz.

Thank you for sharing LilyKlip!

I have messaged Appelsiini, and am waiting for her address. :-)

Journal Entry 21 by wingAppelsiiniwing at Lempäälä, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Thursday, October 31, 2013
It's here! I have 2 books to read before I can start this one.

Journal Entry 22 by wingAppelsiiniwing at Lempäälä, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Tuesday, January 07, 2014
I'm so sorry I have been so quiet about this! I read this as an evening snack and after I had read it, forgot it to the night stand. Anyway, I didn't want to send this out during the X-mas madness, it could have been eaten by the post machines or lost somewhere.

So, I liked the concept of this book, how all stories were told in the inn. I can't pick my favourite, I liked them all. By the way, when I received the book, I didn't see the face in the cover. I only realized it was there when my 2,5 year old daughter said "Mommy, that's scary" (she uses that word quite much, I think she also uses it when something is interesting as she really liked to have a good look at the cover, she didn't want it to be put away). It's funny when something so obvious is "too close", that kind of cover is just so Neil Gaiman :)

Journal Entry 23 by wingAppelsiiniwing at Lempäälä, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Tuesday, January 07, 2014

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On its way to Croatia. Travel safe!

Journal Entry 24 by vedranaster at Zagreb, Zagreb City Croatia on Monday, January 27, 2014
Arrived safe and sound to snowy Croatia. Thanks!
Will get to it next week.
Thanks for sharing, LilyKlip! :D

Journal Entry 25 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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A nice volume filled with stories. Would have liked to see more of them be about the Eternals, but they were excellent nonetheless. Loved the ending!

This volume is now on its way back home.
LilyKlip, thank you for your generosity and your patience with my hectic schedule. :)

Journal Entry 26 by LilyKlip at Leipzig, Sachsen Germany on Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Volume 8 arrived back home together with volume 7. Number 10 will be sent on its journey in the next few days.

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