Currently reading: The Sandman Library: Preludes & Nocturnes by Neil Gaiman 📚
I just started this a couple of days ago, because a “where should I start with Sandman” tweet from Neil Gaiman wandered across my Twitter timeline. I was a comic reader in my early twenties, mainly X-Men and its offshoots, plus a fair bit of Silver Surfer, but I never picked these up. Years later, I became aware of Sandman and might have been inclined to pick it up then, but for me, the graphic novel format felt harder to read and carry around.
Now that I can read a graphic novel on my iPad, though, it seemed more accessible. I borrowed Preludes and Nocturnes from the public library via Hoopla, which has a really nice “action mode” interface that shows the full page first, then zooms in on each panel. It’s great for ease of reading and the UX on it is really quite good.
And the story so far is really engaging and interesting. The DC universe stuff is a little odd to me, because I am used to hearing about Sandman as its own thing. I don’t mind them, though, and my understanding is that the tie-ins go away early on in the series.
I usually read in bed before going to sleep, although last night I was having a hard time putting it down. Plus I started running into a fair bit of content that makes it kind of an iffy pre-sleep read! Maybe bedtime isn’t the best time for these stories….