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Shadow, a big and tough man enamored of coin tricks, has just finished three years of imprisonment. His wife has just been killed with his best friend, so he has few options and decides to work as a bodyguard and errand runner for a mysterious and powerful character who calls himself Mr. Wednesday. Wednesday takes Shadow all over the U.S., running con jobs, being introduced to gods (old and young, good and sinister, primitive and high-tech), and graduall...
Coraline, a slightly pouty and apathetic girl, moves into a new flat with her parents where she finds that the only interesting thing to do is explore. She explores the gardens until the day it rains when she decides to exploe the house. She finds a door that leads to nothing but a brick wall-- At first. One day she opens it and finds an alternate flat, very much like her own, but not quite. The colors are a little brighter, the food is a little bett...
Richard Mayhew, a young Scot who has been working in an office in London for three years and dating a rich girl, encounters a wounded girl in the street and decides to help her. "Door," as she is known, turns out to be a magical being from London Below, the rich and dangerous universe of talking creatures, spirits good and evil, and street people that inhabit the London subway system, abandoned tunnels, and other areas below the city. When Richard tries ...
Sandman: The Dream Hunters
This book is a retelling of a Japanese fairy tale, with occasional glimpses of Dream and others from the Sandman books. The book begins with a wager between a fox and a badger. When the badger leaves, the fox stays. The fox has fallen in love with the monk she and the badger played tricks on, even though she realizes she and the monk cannot be together. Although she can shapeshift and become a woman, she is still a fox and he is still a man. When sh...
Snow, Glass, Apples
An eerie retelling of the classic Snow White fairy tale told from the Queen's point of view. Gaiman at his horrific best....
In the village of Wall, on the border between the 'real' world and Faerie, there lives Tristran Thorn, a bored and discontented farmer's son who dreams of adventure. When he makes a rash promise to retrieve a fallen star for the woman he loves, it sends him into Faerie on a journey more difficult and more dangerous than he bargained for. For he is not the only one who seeks the star. Others search for it as well... and they do not take kindly to competit...
The Doll's House - Sandman 2
After his long imprisonment for most of the 20th century, Dream (aka Sandman or Morpheus) has a lot of catching and cleaning up to do. Four members of the Dreaming have gone missing: Brute, Glob, the Corinthian, and Fiddler's Green. Also disturbing is the fact that a Vortex has appeared on Earth, in the person of Rose, the 20-year-old granddaughter of Unity Kincaid, who was in a coma-sleep through most of the 20th century while Dream was imprisoned. Rose...
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