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 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.
If this book came to you during a despairing night, by dawn, you would believe in ideas and hope and humans again -- Caitlin Moran Gaiman is god in the universe of story and for millions this will be a holy book -- Stephen Fry Like a series of thoughts for the day, it's a perfect antidote to cynicism and a paean to the power of reading Observer Neil Gaiman shows that while we might come to his writing for gods and monsters, actually all human life is here Independent Read every single word. Some of this stuff you won't care about at all - until Gaiman explains to you why it matters. Then, you will care. You will care deeply. You might even care forever -- Elizabeth Gilbert [Gaiman] is 100% pure writer. He has the ability to stimulate your thought process by expertly communicating his own -- Craig Ferguson Part archive, part hymnal, full of devotion and erudition, this is also a glorious love letter to reading, to writing, to dreaming, to an entire genre -- Junot Diaz An intimate, erudite and illuminating conversation with one of the great minds of fantasy -- Guillermo del Toro Proves the former journalist has lost none of his touch for astute observations Metro
Neil Gaiman is the author of over thirty acclaimed books and graphic novels for adults and children, including AMERICAN GODS, CORALINE, THE GRAVEYARD BOOK and his most recent bestselling novel, THE OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE which was highly acclaimed and won several awards, including being voted Book of the Year in the National Book Awards 2013. Neil Gaiman's work has been adapted for film, television and radio. He has written scripts for Doctor Who, collaborated with authors and illustrators including Terry Pratchett, Dave McKean and Chris Riddell, and THE SANDMAN is established as one of the classic graphic novels. As George R R Martin says: 'There's no one quite like Neil Gaiman.'