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Featuring the popular characters from the award-winning Sandman series, THE SANDMAN: ENDLESS NIGHTS reveals the legend of the Endless, a family of magical and mythical beings who exist and interact in the real world. Born at the beginning of time, Destiny, Death, Dream, Desire, Despair, Delirium and Destruction are seven brothers and sisters who each lord over their respective realms. In this highly imaginative book that boasts diverse styles of breathtaking art, these seven peculiar and powerful siblings each reveal more about their true-being as they star in their own tales of curiosity and wonder.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781401200893
Publisher: DC Comics
Publication date: 10/28/2003
Series: Sandman Series
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 7.52(w) x 11.20(h) x 0.63(d)

About the Author

Neil Gaiman is the New York Times bestselling author of the Newbery Medal-winning The Graveyard Book and Coraline, the basis for the hit movie. His other books include Anansi Boys, Neverwhere, American Gods, and Stardust, (winner of the American Library Association's Alex Award as one of 2000's top novels for young adults) as well as the short story collections M Is for Magic and Smoke and Mirrors. He is also the author of The Wolves in the Walls and The Day I Traded My Dad for Two Goldfish, both written for children. Among his many awards are the Eisner, the Hugo, the Nebula, the World Fantasy, and the Bram Stoker. Originally from England, he now lives in the United States.


Minneapolis, Minnesota

Date of Birth:

November 10, 1960

Place of Birth:

Portchester, England


Attended Ardingly College Junior School, 1970-74, and Whitgift School, 1974-77

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The Sandman Endless Nights 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 32 reviews.
Radaghast on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A tour-de-force. Sandman is more than a comic book, it is one of the finest stories of the century.
wilsonknut on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I have not read the other Sandman books yet, so I could tell there were back-stories in this that I didn't know. Bill Sienkiewicz's art in Delirium's story is excellent and is the highlight of the book for me. I'm still not decided about this "universe" of characters.
TurtleKnitta on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Although not up to par with the rest of the Sandman series, I found this collection to be a fascinating exploration of the Endless. I read it before I finished Sandman, so I'm sure there are more connections to the Sandman series than I was aware of. The art was very beautiful and I think this is something to be seen more than read.
RogueBelle on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Uneven -- I really enjoyed some of the stories, but found a few (Despair, particularly) a little too much in the way of indulging art for art's sake. "Death and Venice", "What I've Tasted of Desire", and "On the Peninsula" are my favourites from this edition.
kaminariman on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A fantastic addition to the Sandman mythos, encompassing Gaiman's eccentric eclectic style. Each of the stories focuses on one of the Endless, beings beyond gods, yet as real and convincing as human characters. The individual art styles are respectively unique and excellent. This book just serves to prove that Neil Gaiman's creative prowess increases with each new story.
ironicqueery on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Each chapter is about one of the Endless. Death's was the best - the most involved plot by far. The other stories were quick, for the most part. Despair's was more about the graphic design than plot. The others fell somewhere in the middle. However, as all Sandman is, nice plot and lovely design and art.
stipe168 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
One story for every Endless. That is, 7 stories. Delerium's story was confusing and Despair's was fractured.. and that's the way it should be. Beautiful art and Gaiman's quality storytelling.. i want more and more and more and more....
pokylittlepuppy on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a really good idea for a story collection, so I'm really glad this exists as an addendum, or whatever it is. It would have been good to have had more of this through the rest of the series, actually. The rest of the Endless are at least as interesting as Dream, and often moreso.Unfortunately the stories didn't really help with the feeling that some of them are underdeveloped, more concepts than characters. Destiny's chapter, for example -- what's the point? It's not particularly poetic. I still don't know what he does except carry this book. While lacking story and new information on the character, the poetic chapter for Despair is still really really good. Destruction's was my second favorite, because it managed something of a story too. Most of the rest of them are also well worth reading.But it's a little annoying to have a 100% completion on this series now and still have a lot of canonical questions. What happened to "the first Despair", and to Delight? Those are probably really good ideas of Gaiman's, so they should probably have been stories, and this was the opportunity. It's good to keep me thinking about it, but I'd probably be thinking about it even more if I knew the answers.
heidilove on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I waited forever for this to come in, and then it was over all too soon.
Crowyhead on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a nice treat for Sandman fans, although it's definitely not the best Sandman work out there, and it would be very confusing for anyone not already familiar with the series.
asciiphil on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Endless Nights is another book from Neil Gaiman in the world of The Sandman. It contains seven stories, one for each of the Endless. It is ... impressive.Each of the stories captures the personality of one of the Endless. Possibly the weakest of them in that respect are Death's and Dream's, but they're also probably the most prominent characters in the Sandman series, so the lapse is forgivable, especially since Dream's gives some very nice backstory for the Endless.Probably my favorites from the set are Desire's and Destiny's stories. Each is a succinct encapsulation of its respective Endless's personality, combined with some stunning artwork. Death's, Dream's, Delirium's, and Destruction's are all good stories, with excellent artwork of their own. Despair's story is probably the one most different from the others, and while it's very well done, I can't say that I enjoyed it, largely because it isn't really meant to be enjoyed. I'll say simply that it is very well executed, contains superb artwork, and I had to rest for a while after reading it to recover.If you're a fan of Sandman, buy this book. If you're not familiar with Sandman, a lot of the point of this will be missing. It's probably still worth reading for the artwork alone, but the Endless are what really drive this book.For my part, I'm very happy to place this book on my shelf beside my other Sandman novels.
Niecierpek on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
It¿s the last of the Sandman series (so far). It consists of seven chapters and seven stories: Death, Desire, Dream, Despair, Delirium, Destruction, and Destiny. Each story is llustrated by a different illustrator, which gives the book a lovely eclectic look. The storylines are pathetically lame -sorry, this is the only description that comes to my mind, except ¿Desire¿ whose premise is not new, but fairly decent. The illustrations though, are absolutely heavenly! Beautiful. Some are better than others, my favourite illustrator being Bill Sienkiewicz.
SleepDreamWrite More than 1 year ago
Another good volume.
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