Monday, January 17, 2005

"She likes death...": responses to Neil Gaiman's Sandman

Overheard this weekend in the wonderful Page 45 graphic novel / comic book store was this line:

She likes Death so I'll get it for her.

Anyone else think this raises as many questions as I do? Whilst I am very familiar with the wonderful characterisation of Death that Gaiman constructs - female, goth, witty, prone to puncturing the dour balloon of Dream's approach to his role - one can't help think that a preference for death (taken more abstractly) suggests some problems.... n'est pas?

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