The Sandman

The Sandman

The Doll's House

Book - 1995
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New York Times best-selling author Neil Gaiman's transcendent series SANDMAN is often hailed as the definitive Vertigo title and one of the finest achievements in graphic storytelling. Gaiman created an unforgettable tale of the forces that exist beyond life and death by weaving ancient mythology, folklore and fairy tales with his own distinct narrative vision.

During Morpheus's incarceration, three dreams escaped the Dreaming and are now loose in the waking world. At the same time, a young woman named Rose Walker is searching for her little brother. As their stories converge, a vortex is discovered that could destroy all dreamers, and the world itself. Features an introduction by Clive Barker.
This volume includes issues 9-16 of the original series and features completely new coloring, approved by the author.
Publisher: New York, NY : DC Comics, c1995.
ISBN: 9781401227999
9780930289591
0930289595
Branch Call Number: AGN Sand
Characteristics: 226 p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 27 cm.
Additional Contributors: Dringenberg, Mike
Alternative Title: Doll's house

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JCLAnneG Aug 18, 2020

A mere mortal becomes the focus of dreams at a convention of serial killers. While it can stand alone, it makes more sense if you have read Preludes and Nocturnes first. A fantastic read, and part of my favorite graphic novel series.

IndyPL_SteveB Apr 17, 2020

Neil Gaiman’s first major success was as a writer of comic books, especially this unique blend of folklore, mythology, fantasy, and horror in the long-running series, *The Sandman.* Originally published as individual comic book issues, they were eventually collected in what is now up to 12 graphic novels.

This second volume is more focused on one story cycle, centered on a young woman whose grandmother has been asleep in an asylum since 1916 and whose brother has been severely abused in foster care. She accidentally stays at a hotel during a “Cereal Convention” – which turns out to be a cover for a “serial killer convention.” Morpheus is looking for her and her brother, but it takes a while to find out why. Meanwhile, many gruesome murders take place. Lots of horror in this book. A MAJOR series for graphic novel fans; but the violence in this volume is pretty severe.

IndyPL_SteveB Apr 17, 2020

Neil Gaiman’s first major success was as a writer of comic books, especially this unique blend of folklore, mythology, fantasy, and horror in the long-running series, *The Sandman.* Originally published as individual comic book issues, they were eventually collected in what is now up to 12 graphic novels.

This second volume is more focused on one story cycle, centered on a young woman whose grandmother has been asleep in an asylum since 1916 and whose brother has been severely abused in foster care. She accidentally stays at a hotel during a “Cereal Convention” – which turns out to be a cover for a “serial killer convention.” Morpheus is looking for her and her brother, but it takes a while to find out why. Meanwhile, many gruesome murders take place. Lots of horror in this book. A MAJOR series for graphic novel fans; but the violence in this volume is pretty severe.

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kwsmith
Oct 28, 2018

Gaiman's dramatic writing continues to impress. I liked how this volume had a much stronger central story arc compared to the first book.

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aaropender
May 11, 2018

Very good book. Combines to form a greater whole with the first one. I am looking forward to completing the rest of the series.

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janajee
Oct 30, 2017

The second book in this series is just as good as the first one.

It is a creepy book filled with creepy and sad stories. But still so very, very good

Uyc Sep 29, 2015

Harder to follow than its predecessor, but its story was original and intriguing. At times it felt like there were too many perspectives going on at once.

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Nakkid
Aug 02, 2014

I thought this one was just ok. While Morpheus continues to prove that he's super freakin' awesome, too many random events kinda distract from the story. =/ Though I really liked the different kinds of characters Gaiman created and added to the story, he's got such a great imagination! I also liked that he linked the characters' stories instead of introducing a whole new cast and crew. It makes it easier to remember characters and connect pieces of the story.

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angeye87
Jul 03, 2014

Amazing series! :) The stories are beautifully told, as well as drawn

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ayub
Aug 15, 2013

perfect follow up to the first volume and neil gaiman knows what he is doing

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Violence: This title contains Violence.

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Violence: People's eyes are cut out.

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Jun 16, 2008

Story about tracking down missing things from the Dreaming as well as dealing with a dream vortex. The vortex is a person and she is searching for her brother. A serial killer convention takes place.

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