Review: The Sandman Vol. 5: A Game of You by Neil Gaiman

Cover for The Sandman Vol. 5 A Game of You by Neil Gaiman

Title:  A Game Of You

Author: Neil Gaiman

Series:  The Sandman Vol. 5

Pages: 186

2 stars out of 5
2 stars – it was ok

In an apartment house there live a drag queen, a lesbian couple, a severed head, and a confused heroine who is being attacked by the deadly cuckoo. Barbie, now finds herself a princess in a vivid dream world, but it’s not all peaceful. 

This is my least favorite volume so far. I didn’t really enjoy the Princess Barbara storyline. The world and cuckoo were unique but the storyline itself didn’t really capture my attention like previous volumes. I did like the diversity in the characters but that only helps so much.

Morpheus is only featured a little bit in this one. I think that also might be why I didn’t love it. I was expecting more interaction with him and it just isn’t there. The world of dreams are very fascinating and unique but you can’t like them all. I do hope I like the next volume more.

Trigger Warning:

  • Misgendering of side character by family 

Goodreads / Amazon

Previous books and reviews for the series:

  1. Preludes & Nocturnes
  2. The Doll’s House
  3. Dream Country
  4. Season of Mists

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