Neil Gaiman and The Sandman

moon dreaming fantasy

Finally. After several years of rumors, more rumors, and not so patient waiting, we're finally able to see Neil Gaiman's The Sandman series brought to the screen via Netflix. I'm only part of the way through watching it, and I find it visually stunning. While some creative choices have been made in casting (with the blessing of Neil himself), it's worthwhile to let your apprehensions go and have this exist on its' own.....as MAGIC....the way his words have crafted it from the beginning. (Yes. I'm a total fangirl and have been for a couple of decades). Fortunately, we have so much of Neil's creative work available at San Jose Public Library, to read and view, and lose yourself in another world.

(note: the above image is not from Neil Gaiman's work but is indicative of fantasy worlds and a dreamlike state)

In 1990, Neil Gaiman collaborated with Terry Pratchett to write the novel Good Omens, which has been brought to the screen via Amazon Prime. Both the novel and the DVDs are available in our collection.

Enjoy your literary and visual adventures into the mythic, Dream-like, world of Neil Gaiman's work. I recommend a hot cup of tea and music by Tori Amos playing in the background. Tori Amos and Neil Gaiman have been friends for decades and have often influenced each others' work. In fact, they have both inspired each other in song lyrics and story characters.

Click the green button for a list of books that also explore myths, folktales, and alternate worlds!

Blog Category
Adult Fiction
Graphic Novels
Stage and Screen

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Submitted by Mike Coules on Fri, 08/12/2022 - 11:48 AM

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I am reading this one by Gaiman. It's the kind of novel I can set down for a week or two and start reading where I left off and knowing if it takes me a whole year to finish reading I won't be disappointed about the ending, and then move on to another one of his to read.

Submitted by John Schmidt on Fri, 08/12/2022 - 5:12 PM

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Does the library have the Flash Girls albums?

Submitted by Erik on Tue, 08/16/2022 - 5:46 PM

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I'm the reverse: never read the series and am loving the show! Time to try out my first Gaiman book lol

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