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Anvrill
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Dream, Morpheus, etc. is the main character in Neil Gaiman's graphic novel Sandman, available in ten collected volumes and a new story that was actually originally released as a book, not a single-issue comic.   Hm, might I be a bit obsessed?

He's stoic, morbid, tragic, very self-centered, but this amazing character who also happens to be amazingly hot.

And Death is his older sister! She, too, is hot.   Especially in a top-hat! Yowza.  


written in blood before everything went black

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MmmMmm...stoic, morbid, tragic, very self-centered, sexy... Sounds like my kind of guy

Got a PictuRE?!?

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27 posted 07-27-2002 10:24 AM       View Profile for Anvrill   Email Anvrill   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Anvrill's Home Page   View IP for Anvrill

Unfortunately, no... I'm sorry!

Though I'm sure, of all the Sandman fans who have shown themselves, someone here can find y' a pic of Dream!

written in blood before everything went black

JCV

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Now, I don't read comic books as a staple, but my boyfriend lives and breathes them, so I get some exposure... and I must say, I am not a fan of Sandman. I find it pretentious and boring, but I find most black-haired white-skinned goth-culture icons boring- this coming form a girl who once owned all of Marylin Manson's albums. Everything I've ever read by Neil Gaiman, I've really disliked.... I just find his writing style to be very heavy-handed and overly dramatic in an immature, attention-grabbing way.

Who is John Galt?

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Hush got somethin' against theatricality.

She said burn ... together.
-TON

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S'not even theatrical... *pout* And you, having never read Gaiman, cannot comment, Mikhail.

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Hey, I *like* theatrical when it comes to comics! The form is well-suited to i'.

She said burn ... together.
-TON

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Have you ever done any speed reading? You can with Spotted Owl Recipes by the E.P.A., or The Engineers Guide To Fashion. The Amish Phone Directory is a quicky. Mike Tysons Guide to Dating Etiquette or George Formans Book of Baby Names. These are all quite good reading and you can knock them all out in about 5 minutes. I have read three of the books you mentioned and you do have great taste in literature. I'd recommend yours rather than mine for book reports.

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Weaveworld - Clive Barker
Interview with a Vampire - Ann Rice
The Dark Angel - Meredith Ann Pierce
Go Ask Alice - Anonymous
Dreams of Death and Terror - H.P. Lovecraft

~
Syneq

Disintegrated to materialize in reformed delight.

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Can I pop my head in and say I love "The Jungle" by Upton Sinclair? Oh, wait, I just did.

Sincerely,
Titus

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Mmm, finger sausages!

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Wow, ooohhhhhhh...this is a touch one because I love to read all the time, YAY!!! But I do have five favorites!



#1: Zen And The Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
#2: Dharma Bums by Jack Kerouac
#3: I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
#4: A Tale Of Two Cities
#5: Where The Red Fern Grows

Yay!!!



Love,
Noah Eaton


"Underneath your clothes there's an endless story..."

Shakira

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Well, maybe not the top...but these come to mind.

Exodus.....Leon Uris
Slaughterhouse 5....Kurt Vonnegut
Steal this book....Abbie Hoffman
Nana....Emile Zola
Pride and Prejudice...Jane Austin
The Narnia Chronicles....CS Lewis
The Shining....Stephen King
Dear Theo.....Irving Stone
And anything by Dr. Seuss

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Sudhir Iyer
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how do you classify... top 5?

me, a cynic???

regards to you,
sudhir
having read about 500 books and more... and never the same one more than twice... I frankly can't decide... all books are great, as long as it appeals to atleast one reader (including the writer)
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