The View from the Cheap Seats: Selected Nonfiction
An enthralling collection of nonfiction pieces on myriad topics—from art and artists to dreams, myths, and memories to comics, films, and literature—observed in award-winning, #1 New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman’s probing, amusing, and distinctive style. As Neil explains, “This book... show more
An enthralling collection of nonfiction pieces on myriad topics—from art and artists to dreams, myths, and memories to comics, films, and literature—observed in award-winning, #1 New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman’s probing, amusing, and distinctive style.
As Neil explains, “This book is not ‘the complete nonfiction of Neil Gaiman.’ It is, instead, a motley bunch of speeches and articles, introductions and essays. Some of them are serious and some of them are frivolous and some of them are earnest and some of them I wrote to try and make people listen.”
Illuminating and incisive, witty and wise, The View from the Cheap Seats explores some of the issues, subjects, and people that matter most to Neil Gaiman—and offers a unique glimpse into the mind of one of the most beloved and influential writers of our time.
Publish date: 2016-05-31
Publisher: Harper Audio
Edition language: English
The View from the Cheap Seats: Selected Nonfiction Neil Gaiman, 2016 An inquisitive observer, thoughtful commentator, and assiduous craftsman, Neil Gaiman has long been celebrated for the sharp intellect and startling imagination that informs his bestselling fiction. Now, The View from the Cheap...
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