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The Sandman, Vol. 2: The Doll's House

The Sandman, Vol. 2: The Doll's House - Clive Barker, Neil Gaiman, Malcolm Jones III, Steve Parkhouse, Todd Klein, Chris Bachalo, Mike Dringenberg, Michael Zulli This is the second of The Sandman series. I like that the series has a defined end and I may continue to read it for that reason. The included cover art is good, although dated. The art of the comic itself is very much in the mainstream American tradition, which is an art style that I find a little boring.

The writing is OK. It plays with interesting ideas and archetypes, but I don't think that it is all that meaningful, really. Gaiman suffers a little from full-of-himself-itis, which I always find annoying. I would have preferred this more, if I had read it when it was coming out and I am a little old for it now. I'm still debating whether to continue with it. It's certainly a little overrated, but perhaps not so overrated to abandon reading.

It's OK.