The Doll's House (The Sandman, #2) by Neil Gaiman

The Doll's House (The Sandman, #2)

A being who has existed since the beginning of the universe, Dream of the Endless 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 a...

Details The Doll's House (The Sandman, #2)

TitleThe Doll's House (The Sandman, #2)
Release DateMar 10th, 1999
GenreSequential Art, Graphic Novels, Comics, Fantasy, Fiction, Horror, Graphic Novels Comics

Reviews The Doll's House (The Sandman, #2)

  • Bookdragon Sean
    Every time I try to write a review for a Sandman comic, it just sounds like an outpouring of positive emotions and generic statements about what makes a good story good. I literally love this series, and to try and review it in a conventional way is rather difficult. So instead I’m going to show you some images and do my best to explain why this comic is so incredible. Morpheus, Dream of the endless night. Dream is a character, a concept and a...
  • Bill Kerwin
    The first volume of the Sandman was a fascinating experiment that enlarged the borders of the comic book world; this second volume is a fulfillment, a wildly imaginative narrative which is also a disciplined example of the story-teller’s art.In an excellent introduction by Clive Barker—one of the masters of modern horror—the author distinguishes between two types of fantastic fiction: 1) the most common form, in which “a reality that rese...
  • Patrick
    Note: This is part two of a rambling multi-volume re-read of the series. It will probably make better sense in context of other reviews... In this volume, we get several cool stand-alone stories and our first longer story arc with a non-sandman character. It's good stuff. Clever and fun and smart. Everything you'd expect from Gaiman. When I first read it, it wowed me. It was cool and real and mythic all at once. Reading it now, I look back on my ...
  • Shelby *trains flying monkeys*
    I'm sorry Neil Gaiman..That first book in this series was kinda bland. I think you way stepped it up in this book. Yes, I has some fangirls..err Kelly and Synesthesia..might want to send those to some fan mail..they got your back.This one featured Dream guy but it actually made some sense..or did I drink the kool-aid?? Am I dreaming now..Now I'm paranoid.I hate to give much away because these books aren't very long. So you gonna have to...
  • HFK
    Oh, shoot me a second asshole because I am about to rate a Neil Gaiman work with just two stars, I deserve all the wrath that is coming to me, I take full responsibility of my heartless actions that has no justification other than that The Doll's House kind of really sucks ass, and there is hardly any tongue action at play.The Sandman really reminded me of other series I struggle with; Hellblazer. Both series I am planning to fully go through wit...
  • Alejandro
    An extraorDinary masterpiece! Creative Team:Writer: Neil GaimanIllustrators: Mike Dringenberg, Malcolm Jones III, Michael Zulli, Steve Parkhouse & Chris BachaloLetterer: Todd Klein dOLLS & dREAMS So, this is no man, no god, but something else. You know that this TPB is something else when Clive Barker does the introduction!While I only read (so far) four of the first TPBs of The Sandman, at least in this moment I have to say that this is the str...
  • Lyn
    The Doll’s House, the second installment of Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman series, is an entertaining offering of graphic novel collaboration. Gaiman’s imaginative storyline is brought to life by illustrators Steve Parkhouse, Chris Bachalo, Michael Zulli, Mike Dringenberg and Malcolm Jones III. Taking off from the introductory The Sandman, Vol. 1: Preludes and Nocturnes, this volume follows a thematic plot about a “dream vortex” about which ...
  • Bradley
    The Corinthian and the serial murderer's convention was rather special, and Rose Walker was somewhat interesting the first time reading this, but the second time? I think it was much better.It's all about how we are shaped and what we shape, from feelings of listlessness (Dream), making a new life (the escaped dreams), or friendship with Hob, the humanity of Death, of Desire's machinations.All of which touch on something deeper than a single seri...
  • Anne
    2.5 stars...possibly 3?I had forgotten why I stopped after volume 1. Now I remember.I see why everyone loves and reveres this title, I really do. It's just not my cuppa. It's just too dark and trippy for me, and the art isn't something that I actually enjoy looking at.I'm not saying it's awful...I just don't like it!I really wish I could say that I got all the deep introspective stuff that Gaiman was saying, but...Truth?I'm a few tiny steps away ...
  • Andrew
    I used to stubbornly think that graphic novels had no intellectual merits other than for amateur entertainment (I know, pedestal). This series not only blew me away visually, but caused me to see graphic novels in a new light. Everyone should read this series.Here's what i want to say, but someone else said it first and better than i could:"Erudite, allusive, complex and ambitious, SANDMAN is undoubtedly the finest writing the mainstream comic bo...