Sandman : The Dolls House Volume 02, Paperback Book

Sandman : The Dolls House Volume 02 Paperback

4.5 out of 5 (6 ratings)

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Written by NEIL GAIMAN * Art by MIKE DRINGENBERG, MALCOLM JONES III, CHRIS BACHALO & others * Cover by DAVE MCKEAN In this new, recolored edition featuring THE SANDMAN #9-16, Morpheus tracks down three dreams who escaped world, while a young woman searches for her little brother.

As their stories converge, a vortex threatens dreamers worldwide.

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 232 pages, illustrations
  • Publisher: DC Comics
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Fantasy
  • ISBN: 9781401227999

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It’s amazing, really, how quickly Gaiman and his team find a strong foundation in this series. After the hesitant, somewhat clunky and pretty ugly “Preludes and nocturnes”, they go straight on to create one of the stronger books in the whole Sandman saga. Gaiman goes right ahead and starts experimenting with more complicated narratives, where side-stories, hints and little detours form a more complicated weave than in the first volume – clear from the get-go, where we go to African oral tradition to explain one of the pleas from hell in the first book. As a re-reader, it’s truly a joy to be reminded of just how well-planned this series really is, with small hints to important upcoming events like Lyta’s child, or Barbie’s dream of Martin Tenbones and the Cuckoo (which will form the core of “A game of you”, and which I had forgotten was planted already here). And the art is improving incredibly – if not exactly great.I have a soft spot for “A doll’s house” because it introduces some of my favorite characters in the series. Gilbert, of course (making a place a character is so brilliant!). Hob, the man who decides he doesn’t want to die (and in the present is having huge moral guilt over his involvement in the slave trade in the 1600-eds.). The Corinthian, scariest of night-mares. And of course Despair, the one of the Endless that has always felt closest to my own heart – and who is in her own way just as gentle and loving as her big sister Death (if perhaps less perky).One cool thing about re-reading something for, like the fourth time (this is also one of the volumes I’ve read the most), is how new stuff kind of rises to the top. Kind of like when you buy an album and have listened to it enough times, the hit singles aren’t the ones you like best anymore, but rather that weird mid-tempo track 11, you know? I still love the journey through time in “Men of good fortune”, or the scary humor of the Cereal convention. But with this re-read I found myself adoring Chantal and Zelda, and the gentle, simple love they seem to share behind all that goth weirdness. Or Rose’s diary at the end. It’s definitely not the last time I go exploring here.

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Second installment of the Sandman collection. This volume is more of a connected story than the first volume, with characters we really get to know and follow for some time.I personally found this volume somewhat less enticing; it has a somewhat different atmosphere and seems a bit lighter than the first volume. I was also somewhat disappointed by how the story gets wrapped up.

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5

Like the first volume, this book was a joy to read. :) <br/><br/>I really can't believe that I spent my whole life looking down on comics when there was stuff like this out there waiting to be read. I suppose I shall have to take the time to catch up now. :)<br/><br/>The writing and the stories are creative, visionary and interesting, and the characters are fascinating. I really love the 'metaphysical' characters, or as Death says in the first volume "anthropomorphic personifications." Dream is still by far my favorite of them, although Desire was really...something. Still not exactly sure what s/he was trying to do, but hopefully we'll find out about that more later. :)<br/><br/>Can't wait to read more!

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5

Like the first volume, this book was a joy to read. :) <br/><br/>I really can't believe that I spent my whole life looking down on comics when there was stuff like this out there waiting to be read. I suppose I shall have to take the time to catch up now. :)<br/><br/>The writing and the stories are creative, visionary and interesting, and the characters are fascinating. I really love the 'metaphysical' characters, or as Death says in the first volume "anthropomorphic personifications." Dream is still by far my favorite of them, although Desire was really...something. Still not exactly sure what s/he was trying to do, but hopefully we'll find out about that more later. :)<br/><br/>Can't wait to read more!

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3.5

Volume two of the Sandman saga features a young woman who is a ‘dream vortex’, unknowingly capable of wreaking havoc on all of humanity while they sleep, four people (ok three people and a place) who have escaped the world of dreams and entered the real world, and a convention of serial killers. It also introduces two more of the “Endless”, Desire and Delirium, who try to manipulate and ensnare their older brother Dream (Morpheus). My favorite parts were actually those that were a little offline of the main plot – the Prologue, telling of an ancient legend, and “Men of Good Fortune”, telling of a man who lives for centuries and makes an appointment to meet Morpheus every 100 years. (He also meets Shakespeare and others, so he reminded me of ‘Orlando’ but I digress). As with volume one, it’s good writing, dark in places, has nice artwork, and makes me want to keep reading.

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