Sandman 10: The Wake, and the series as a whole - DONE. Well, besides the side stories.
This was kind of anti-climactic after all that came before, but it did close things up well.
Kind of odd how they tacked on the Shakespeare stories to fill out the book.
The Sandman series a whole was fantastic, and very much worth the read. There is so much a person can get out of them. I would love to read the whole thing again from start to finish just to see how it affects me the second time around. No time for that, unfortunately.
The writing was brilliant the whole way through, with select novels(Brief Lives, especially) really having an effect on me.
The Sandman(Morpheus, Dream, among other names) as a character really isn't all the deep or special. It's how everyone and everything surrounding him(it?)play off of his story that makes it all work so well.
I'm saving these for a my son to read in a few years, although I can't help but wonder how I would have reacted to them at that age. Definitely differently than I do now. That's the beauty of these stories. I could read them again in 10 years and see things I didn't see now. I wish I had read them first when younger, but oh well.
I'm now starting up My Stars the Destination. Another classic. I hope it's good.