Tag: Neil Gaiman

On Truth and Lies in a Nonmoral Cat

I missed most of the Nietzsche the first time I read “Dream of a Thousand Cats,” but thanks to desireesw’s post I decided to take another look at it. Last semester when I read Friedrich Nietzsche’s essay “On Truth and Lies in a Nonmoral Sense” (full text here) it blew my mind. So when I first read Neil Gaiman’s story,… Read more →

References, References Everywhere!

What’s one thing Neil Gaiman’s Sandman and Mike Carey and Peter Gross’s The Unwritten have in common? A not-so-subtle list of book recommendations. Sandman and The Unwritten are packed with references to important literary works, stressing the weight those stories carry.  Both Sandman and Unwritten have heavy themes of the importance of stories and literature, and the place of high… Read more →

The Truth About the World

What I liked about  Dream Country was that there were so many ideas and themes that reminded me of things I had already read/watched before. It offered a sense of familiarity that made me more open to interpreting the stories. For length’s sake, I’m just going to focus on “Dream of a Thousand Cats.” The first thing that popped out… Read more →