Chapter 4: “Façade”

Last post on this subject – at least until the next IWIYW Book Club: Final chapter of Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman: Dream Country is “Façade,” and the NPR “Monkey See” book club discussion will take place Tuesday here.

Chapter 3’s discussion, which took place while I was in New York, covered “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” a mash-up of the Shakespeare play and an extended reverie wherein The Bard strikes a deal with Dream, the originator of stories, for several plays. Watch Shakespeare’s play take form while his characters take on lives of their own.

Lots of intriguing discussion of this four-story graphic novel and the rules and creative leaps of storytelling thanks to “Monkey See”’s avid readers. It’s been an interesting choice – and everything that freewheeling, open-ended writing and critique should be. I’ll keep you posted when the next IWIYW Book Club commences.

Writing that inspired me this week:

“Mythologies take longer to die than people believe. They linger on in a kind of dream country that affects all of you.”
~ From “Façade,” The Sandman: Dream Country by Neil Gaiman