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Jelinas’ #CBR4 Review #31: The Sandman: A Game of You by Neil Gaiman

A Game of You is one of the more fantastical (and phantasmagorical) installments of The Sandman. When you’re talking about Gaiman, that’s a very good thing.

Jelinas’ #CBR4 Review #30: The Sandman: Season of Mists by Neil Gaiman

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We get back to Dream in Season of Mists, and it’s totally worth the wait. Neil Gaiman is a master at character development.

Jelinas’ #CBR4 Review #29: The Sandman: Dream Country by Neil Gaiman

dream country

Dream Country is a collection of four stories, none of which are directly about Dream, but still reveal a lot about who he is.

Jelinas’ #CBR4 Review #28: The Sandman: The Doll’s House by Neil Gaiman

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Neil Gaiman’s series really takes off with The Doll’s House, and it never looks back at the ground.

Jelinas’ #CBR4 Review #27: Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen

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Isabella Thorpe (Carey Mulligan) teaches Catherine Morland (Felicity Jones) about friendship, but not in a good way.

The first time I read Northanger Abbey, I didn’t care for it much. But the second time around, I realized that the focus was friendship, and not romance, and I liked it better.

Jelinas’ #CBR4 Review #26: The Sandman, Vol. 1: Preludes and Nocturnes by Neil Gaiman

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As a general rule, I trust Neil Gaiman’s work. In the case of Preludes and Nocturnes, I was not disappointed.

Jelinas’ #CBR4 Review #25: Dancing Under the Red Star: The Extraordinary Story of Margaret Werner, the Only American Woman to Survive Stalin’s Gulag by Karl Tobien

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I am loathe to say that I found any tale of suffering to be lackluster… but Dancing Under the Red Star was pretty tame after Unbroken. Unbroken is way better-written, too.

Jelinas’ #CBR4 Review #24: Blankets by Craig Thompson


Blankets is a beautiful coming-of-age tale, filled with beautiful artwork and bittersweet moments. I rikey.

Jelinas’ #CBR4 Review #23: Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

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Call me simple-minded and a traitor to my sex, but I love the sweetness and old-fashioned morals of Little Women. I cried. Like, a lot.

Jelinas’ #CBR4 Review #22: Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand


Unbroken is CRAZY. I can’t believe the crazy circumstances that Louis Zamperini had to survive, from a plane crash to a concentration camp and beyond. Survival. Resilience. Redemption. It’s all there.


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