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  • Hardcover
  • 176 pages
  • A Game of You
  • Neil Gaiman
  • Portuguese
  • 25 March 2015

10 thoughts on “A Game of You

  1. Bill Kerwin Bill Kerwin says:

    I have read the first five volumes of The Sandman and so far this is only my third favorite after A Doll's House and Seasons of Mist Its development is somewhat muddy its narrative too crowded with characters and it is somewhat removed from the central myth of Sandman and the theological and cosmic uestions which surround him themes I find the most compelling part of this series I admit though that this preference may be merely a matter of taste What A Game of You lacks in abstract matters it compensates for in its emphasis on the personal As the title indicates this tale is about human psychology and the stratagems we employ both to hide from ourselves and to endure what we must But it is also than mere psychologizing for it is metaphysical too suggesting that our dreams may be rooted in an extra personal reality a pre planned landscape which can be invaded and dominated by others Our tale opens as the sleeping Barbie a character along with her husband Ken from A Doll's House is being summoned by a group of little talking animals to a dream world where she is the Princess and in which her friends the animals are being menaced by someone or somehing called The Cuckoo Soon The Cuckoo extends its menace to the waking world Barbie is sucked into the world of dreams and her fellow apartment dwellers a lesbian couple one of whom looks like an adorably benign Pete Lorre a transgender woman and a hippie witch who is a lot I mean a lot older than she looks Their uest to defeat the cuckoo and the help they receive from Dream occupies most of the narrativePerhaps most remarkable about this tale is its great range from the childlike and whimsical to the violent and horrific Nothing in this tale neither the sentiment nor the ghastly humor seems the least bit out of place

  2. Alejandro Alejandro says:

    We’re back in the game Creative TeamWriter Neil GaimanIllustrators Shawn McManus Colleen Doran Bryan Talbot George Pratt Stan WochCovers Dave McKeanLetterer Todd Klein FAIRY TALES NATURE’S FORCES BLOOdY WITCHCRAFT COMPACT’S TERMS I am truly GLAD that my struggles in Season of Mists the fourth volume were left there and Neil Gaiman played with my mind a game a wonderful game of words and images a game where ironically you are given the rules of it until the end but that isn’t a reason for not enjoying the fullest this remarkable game of dreaming awake while reading a game that it is not for the faint of heart Everybody dreams I read about it You don’t dream you go koo koo What is a Dream King without dreamers?What is Death without living people?Morpheus and Death are powerful they are members of the Endless however not matter how powerful they are they still need peopleWithout people their realms are left without purpose without content without richnessWe aren’t islands and we shouldn’t wish to be onesWhile you read and The Sandman you realice that while Morpheus the Dream King is indeed the title character the story gets its impact thanks to the recurrent characters that even you don’t realize that they will be recurrent until you meet them again While some first encounters with the “secondary” characters give you a clear message that they are relevant sometimes they will just make a cameo or a brief appearance but doing something vital in a following storyarc Nothing happens by chance in The Sandman each event has a purpose a content a richnessBut not always each event will be blissful some will bring sorrow but such is life Thessaly? What’s going on here? Just stuff Stuff? Uh huh While the storyarc has many artists involved I want to highlight the sections illustrated by Shawn McManus which I think was a perfect choice due the topic in this particular storyarcIf you already read The Doll’s House the second volume you already met stuff hard to digest and here? Oh baby you will met stuff kinda harder to digest Some truly sad provoking you to cry a little and some truly gross provoking you to check your door’s locks A Game of You is Neil Gaiman’s tribute to all those epic fantasies and fairy tales such as Alice in Wonderland The Chronicles of Narnia and Wizard of Oz as long as a tribute to all those games that we played in our childhoods such as “Hide and Seek” “Simon Says” “Puzzles” “Card Games” “Playing House” etc But she still has to be stopped Why? Well she’s dangerous She’s evil Dangerous? Perhaps But Evil? She acts according to her nature Is that evil? We meet again Barbie one of the characters introduced in The Doll’s House she is now living in New York in an apartment building which its owner is out of town but she has plenty company with hr neighbors Hazel and Foxglove introduced at least from my perspective in Death The High Cost of Living and visited again in Death The Time of your Life but here you will have them in a moment of the past Thessaly a nerdygeeky look like petite woman with huge spectacles which is in reality a lot than what she appears to be I loved her character I hope to meet her again in following stories George mysterious uite man which yes you guess right he is than he appears to be of course he will This is The Sandman and Wanda best friend of Barbie and born as Alvin Robert Caleb Mann but in the process to change thatBarbie isn’t dreaming and soon enough she will realize that she should be thankful of that since when she would dream again nobody will be safe Not matter if they are in or out of her dreamsThis is such great creative story telling us that not always taking an action is the right choice sometimes the best way to help somebody is not doing anything but of course we aren’t gods for not saying Endless members to know when to act and when not as in anything in our lives and our interaction with others we just can take responsibility for our actions trusting that our choices are for the betterAlso this story is about knowing ourselves and embrace each part of us even if we want to make a dramatic change in our existences we can’t forget each element that makes what we are since each tiny little piece not matter if we like them or not not matter if we think that we would be better if we forget them each portion visible or invisible solid or intangible all they are components of ourselves and each fragment is part of us for a reason a purpose adding content adding richnessDon’t stop playing the game the game of life until it would be over and maybe ironically somebody maybe a smiling girl in goth clothes would tell us the rules of the game the game that we played And remember you don’t decide when the game is over it’s a call for the game itself You just have to play it as best as you can to the fullest with all the power of your will

  3. Sean Barrs Sean Barrs says:

    The spell has been broken the dream has ended Well at least for now I was really surprised at how weak the writing was in this volume; it felt like a spin off than part of the actual series Dream was barely present; he was of a side character only appearing briefly in the series that was named after him Whatever was Neil Gaiman thinking when he decided to centre the story on Barbie?Yes Barbie If felt so off centre and removed from The Sandman myth the very thing that makes this series so compelling intelligent and cool Sure it had lots of twisted elements and horror tropes but it still just didn’t feel right The last edition was about Lucifer Previous ones have been about crazy serial killers with teeth for eyes and all manner of fucked up things We’ve even had an edition on the endless So this felt rather how shall I put it? unimpressive and unimaginative when you compare it with what came before The problem with such a great series as this is that when it fails to deliver it really fails to deliver Moreover the artwork changed after two issues The characters had completely different faces I had to go back and check who was who based upon the clothing and hair styles; it was uite odd Perhaps this is just a problem with my edition? The only character who had any sense of presence remains an enigma She clearly had some past with Dream though it is never divulged to us The Witch was interesting; this is clearly the last we will ever see her however All in all it has far too much Barbie and not enough Dream As such I’m going to be taking a considerable break from this series I do love it but I need time before going back It won’t be until early next year before I pick up another volume I was just so disappointed here

  4. Bradley Bradley says:

    Re Read 5120shiver Such goodness may deserve a verbose review but fortunately I already wrote one And I don't really have much new to say Original ReviewI love Barbie I love Wanda I love ThessalyTruly this was one hell of a tightly woven story including inner worlds cuckoo birds ancient witches pulling down the moon and deathThere's no way in hell that I could really boil it down to essentials As a whole it seriously rocks and hits me in the feels Sexual identity and childhood and babies are only a part of it Being wise and forgiving is only a part of itHell I see that holy bitch at Wanda's funeral and I see her just acting in her nature just like the Cuckoo and I feel like Thessaly knowing I really ought to behave like Barbie It tears me upThis is serious literature Both fantastic strange and deep as hell and sharp Hard to believe after reading it that it is a comic

  5. Johann (jobis89) Johann (jobis89) says:

    Impressed once again I have so much love for this series Full review to come

  6. Chad Chad says:

    I really like how Gaiman explores child imagined fantasy worlds like Narnia or Oz Yet at the same time this is also very much about identity and how we view ourselves especially those of ueer and trans orientations I really enjoy how Gaiman weaves in elements of past storylines as this reaches back to minor characters from A Doll's House and the demented issue where Dr Destiny tortures the patrons of a diner in Preludes Nocturnes These little Easter eggs really add to my enjoyment of the stories when I see them I like Shawn McManus's cartoony art and feel it fits this story perfectly

  7. Brooke Brooke says:

    A Game of You the 5th volume in the Sandman series is my favorite so far One thing I've noticed Gaiman is very good at is picking up little threads he dropped in previous stories and building on them this was one of my favorite things about Buffy; there's nothing rewarding for a viewerreader than a story that doesn't forget its past The most notable one that gets picked up in this volume is the main character Barbie who was a minor character in The Doll's House In that volume we were introduced to her dream world very briefly and I was surprised and pleased to see it turned into something bigger and darkerI've also noticed by this point that the story doesn't suffer when Morpheus takes a back seat to the action Gaiman is skilled enough to provide a compelling cast instead of just relying on one strong character with an entourage of half developed sidekicks

  8. Sean Gibson Sean Gibson says:

    Sandman continues to confound and confusticate though that’s good thing in this instance This volume took a sharp left turn from the last one with a minor character taking center stage and Dream playing only a small supporting role It’s a little bit like watching a Ghostbusters spinoff where Louis Tully gets lead billing and Peter Venkman shows up to crack a few jokes toward the end before high fiving Slimer in a closing freeze frame which incidentally is a spinoff I’d watch the crap out of Keep that wonderful weirdness coming Gaiman

  9. Trish Trish says:

    In this fifth Sandman volume we meet some characters from previous ones Barbie chief amongst them She no longer dreams and as it turns out that really will drive you mad of sorts We therefore get a magical dreamland some colourful house mates of different sexualities and clears throat ages and of course the Lord of DreamsNot sure if this volume actually does anything for the overall story I'll only be able to judge that later but it was uite some fun From small minded small town folks getting a nasty mirror held up to their faces not that they'll actually be ashamed and change to witches hurricanes and talking animals the authors managed to pack this rainbow coloured story full of some deep musings about sexual identities different kinds of childhoods forgiveness and much The most prominent topic in this volume was once again stories How we make them what they make us become in turn the fact that we all have themI think my favourite character was Thessaly No she can't compete with Death but she's close And then there was one of THE most iconic images from the entire series it's also one of the most beautiful in the series so far if you ask meSo as you can see the art will probably always be this way and nothing too pretty but in many instances that actually works well with the story the story is eccentric and so is the artNot as powerful as some of the other volumes I've read so far but on the level these writers and artists are operating that still means it's very good view spoilerI really am not the forgiving type Wanda's parents deserve a slow and painful death hide spoiler

  10. Fadi Antwan Fadi Antwan says:

    Why do these have to be so heartbreaking?

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A Game of You Um Jogo de Ti é o 5º volume da colecção Sandman e nele encontraremos como protagonista principal Barbie uma personagem já nossa conhecida do volume 2 Casa de Bonecas Barbie é a figura central deste volume e Sonho embora tenha um papel a cumprir na história é empurrado para segundo plano permitindo nos viver de perto a aventura de um grupo de humanos presos numa dimensão de sonhos e pesadelosBarbie vive em Nova Iorue sem dinheiro e num apartamento minúsculo para onde se mudou após a sua separação de Ken Para seus vizinhos e companheiros de aventura Gaiman escolheu algumas figuras um tanto ou uanto peculiares e representativas de uma série de estereótiposGeorge o vizinho rabugento preconceituoso e maníaco ue colecciona fotos de Barbie e ue talvez seja mais do ue aparenta à primeira vista Hazel e Foxglove um casal lésbico Thessaly a jovem intelectual de aspecto frágil e ue ela também poderá ser diferente do ue parece e ainda Wanda uma mulher transsexualUm Jogo de Ti é uma mistura de realidade sonho bruxaria e uestões de identidade sexual é um volume ue Gaiman compôs de modo a uestionar profundamente as uestões da identidade individual ou não natural ou construída e o papel dos nossos sonhos para ela