The Sandman: The Doll's House

· The Sandman Vol 2, #9-16 · DC
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NEW YORK TIMES bestselling 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. A being that has existed since the beginning of the universe, Morpheus rules over the realm of dreams. In THE DOLL'S HOUSE, after a decades-long imprisonment, the Sandman has returned to find that a few dreams and nightmares have escaped to reality. Looking to recapture his lost possessions, Morpheus ventures to the human plane only to learn that a woman named Rose Walker has inadvertently become a dream vortex and threatens to rip apart his world. Now as Morpheus takes on the last escaped nightmare at a serial killers convention, the Lord of Dreams must mercilessly murder Rose or risk the destruction of his entire kingdom. Collecting issues #9-16, this new edition of THE DOLL'S HOUSE features the improved production values and coloring from the Absolute Edition.

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314 reviews
Matheus Sampaio
November 13, 2015
This review is not about the comic book itself, but the reading experience in Google Play. I do not recommend reading The Sandmand online. Sandman has a very unique art design that makes the comic even more challenging to have the same great experience of the paper version. I bought this version to try out, but after few pages I gave up.
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Yannick Bigras
June 27, 2015
The second volume in the Sandman Series manages to thread a perfect bridge from the first "Preludes and Nocturnes" to riveting dark, new land in Doll House. not bad digital format, nothing like the hard copy though. :)
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Russell Rogers
August 30, 2022
First book (Preludes), Neil Gaiman apologizes for the story (till book 8); this book (Doll's House) he says to never apologize? Ok... Anyhow, while I think 'Doll's House' is an improvement to 'Preludes'; in some ways it's about the same too. 'Preludes': Get power back by collecting 3 items. 'Doll's House': Get 4 entities back to restore kingdom (3 actually return). 'Preludes': A story focuses on killer Dr. Dee. 'Doll's House': A story focuses on killer Corinthian. 'Desire' (a new Endless) seems to be the DC Loki of this universe, and while I can appreciate a deviously mischievous character like that; I must have missed Desire's plan/motivation because it just seems like she's messing with 'Dream' for fun. BTW, 'Dream'... What is he doing in this book? He stumbles into entities he needs to find by chance (I guess?). And saves Rose (a known dream vortex he needs to kill) to attempt to kill her later? IDK, maybe I missed some details or maybe Gaiman needs to keep apologizing.
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About the author

NEIL GAIMAN is the NEW YORK TIMES best-selling author of AMERICAN GODS and CORALINE, as well as the Vertigo/DC Comics series SANDMAN. His other books include the novels ANANSI BOYS, NEVERWHERE and STARDUST (winner of the American Library Association's Alex Awards as one of 2000's top ten adult novels for young adults) and the short fiction collections M IS FOR MAGIC, FRAGILE THINGS and SMOKE AND MIRRORS. With Roger Avary, he is the screenwriter of the motion picture BEOWULF (Paramount, November 2007), direct by Robert Zemeckis. His illustrated novel STARDUST was released as a major motion picture Summer 2007 starring Michelle Pfeiffer and Robert De Niro. With Terry Pratchett, he is the author of the novel GOOD OMENS. He is also the author of the children's books THE WOLVES IN THE WALLS and THE DAY I TRADED MY DAD FOR TWO GOLDFISH. Among his many awards are the Eisner, Hugo, the Nebula, the World Fantasy and the Bram Stoker.

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