The View from the Cheap Seats: Selected Nonfiction
An enthralling collection of nonfiction essays on a myriad of topics—from art and artists to dreams, myths, and memories—observed in Neil Gaiman’s probing, amusing, and distinctive style.An inquisitive observer, thoughtful commentator, and assiduous craftsman, Neil Gaiman has long been celebrated... show more
An enthralling collection of nonfiction essays on a myriad of topics—from art and artists to dreams, myths, and memories—observed in Neil Gaiman’s probing, amusing, and distinctive style.An inquisitive observer, thoughtful commentator, and assiduous craftsman, Neil Gaiman has long been celebrated for the sharp intellect and startling imagination that informs his bestsellin
Publisher: William Morrow
Pages no: 522
Edition language: English
Well this was wonderful and boring and inspiring and tedious all at different times. I'd read many parts before, so it's a mixed bag. It was one of those Kindle deals that I can never pass up (until recently when I installed the library extension and forced myself to use the darn thing finally.) I'm...
Some really great little selections here, but, as I titled it, it's a bit repetitive in places. There may be two essays back to back that come from a similar root, or key stories that are referenced multiple times. Other essays are wholly distinct from each other. It also, of course, has the adv...
The View From the Cheap Seats is a compilation of Neil Gaiman's best non-fiction. Some of these are essays, some are introductions, some are speeches and all of them are thoughtful. In this book, Neil Gaiman shares things he believes, things about the people he is fortunate enough to know, movies,...
Some of these I had read elsewhere previously, on Gaiman's blog or what have you. But even the bits that weren’t new to me were delightful to see again. Gaiman is an excellent storyteller, perhaps even more so when he’s not writing fiction. Library copy
This is a great thinking piece. The author touches on several subjects and gives his opinion on many things. Some is inspiring, some funny, some informational and so on. This book is a collection of articles, book forewords, speeches, etc. he has done with a few comments about them. I learned a ...