Title: The Sandman: Dream Country.
Author: Neil Gaiman (excerpts from Shakespeare).
Artist: Kelley Jones, Charles Vess, Colleen Doran, Dave McKean, Malcolm Jones III, Robbie Busch, and Steve Oliff.
Genre: Fiction, literature, fantasy, mythology, short stories, animals, romance.
Publication Date: July - October 1990.
Summary: The book continues the fantastical mythology of Morpheus, the King of Dreams. In these centuries-spanning tales, the powerful entity known as the Sandman interacts with a diverse assortment of humans, fairies, heroes, and animals as he walks the mortal plane. Including an amazing encounter with William Shakespeare and an interesting take on the origin and first performance of "A Midsummer Night's Dream," this book depicts the dreaming world of cats, the tragic life of forgotten super-heroes, and the folly of imprisoning and torturing a former lover of the King of Dreams.
My rating: 8/10.
♥ "Robin Goodfellow, mind your manners. We are my Lord Shaper's guests, and I will not have him insulted by a hobgoblin."
"Nay, good Auberon. It is a fool's prerogative to utter truths that no one else will speak."
♥ "Will [Shakespeare] is a willing vehicle for the great stories. Through him they will live for an age of man; and his words will echo down through time. It is what he wanted. But he did not understand the price. Mortals never do. They only see the prize, their heart's desire, their dream... But the price of getting what you want, is getting what once you wanted."
♥ "We thank you, Shaper. But this diversion, although pleasant, is not true. Things never happened thus."
"Oh, but it IS true. Things need not have happened to be true. Tales and dreams are the shadow-truths that will endure when mere facts are dust and ashes, and forgot."