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I read widely and in most genres but romance and westerns. Here you'll find my reviews since 2007, with a few reviews of previously read books as well.


In 2012, I completed an "authors of the world" challenge, reading a book for every country (and a few other entities) by someone who'd lived there for at least two years. I expect to tag these books by challenge and country in the near future. I'm still refining my list by adding books that better meet my challenge criteria.

The Sandman, Volume 2: The Doll's House (New Edition): New Edition

The Sandman, Vol. 2: The Doll's House (The Sandman #2) - Neil Gaiman, Malcolm Jones III, Chris Bachalo, Mike Dringenberg Cheap thrills with patterns in the universe: I ordered this book and [b:Jim Henson's Tale of Sand|11480909|Tale of Sand|Jim Henson|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1344689570s/11480909.jpg|16415882] from SFBC. On receiving the box and flipping open The Doll's House, I see that the first section is titled "Tale in the Sand." What pleasing synchrony.***In addition to the graphics and color work in this edition, I really enjoy how much the Sandman series (at least, thus far) focuses on ethics, balance, and rectifying errors. Though it often dips into Lovecraftian horror/fantasy, it is about putting the world right rather than tearing it apart. It is sometimes a new construction rather than a reconstruction, but ultimately reflects motion toward harmony rather than destruction.This episode weaves together stories that at first seem distant and unrelated, and I do love the trope that the Sandman's incarceration caused the sleepy sickness (encephalitis lethargica) and his freedom (rather than Oliver Saks and a bucket of L-dopa) brought about its remission.