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, N.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.
"Gaiman's prose reveals the relaxed intimacy of a cherished dinner partner and never loses sight of the big picture. . . . Highly recommended for readers of Gaiman's work, specifically, and sf and fantasy generally, as well as those interested in cultural criticism and the art and craft of writing." Library Journal (starred review) on THE VIEW FROM THE CHEAP SEATS
Der Engländer Neil Gaiman, geb. 1960, arbeitete zunächst in London als Journalist und wurde durch seine Comic-Serie 'Der Sandmann' bekannt. Er lebt seit einigen Jahren mit seiner Familie in den USA, in Minneapolis.