Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Book Review: The View From The Cheap Seats
AUTHOR: Neil Gaiman
PUBLISHED: May 2016
PREMISE: A collection Neil Gaiman's non-fiction writing from intros he wrote for books to speeches he did at various functions.
MY REVIEW: If you're going into this book hoping for new Neil Gaiman material to read...you're likely going to be disappointed. Most fans, probably know most of the things here. Especially if you're a regular reader of his blog.
This book is a collection of old things Gaiman has done. It has a lot of speeches, various intros he wrote for people's books, and many other random non-fiction. I don't think it's meant to be read all at once. Stuff like this is probably best read here and there when you're in the mood.
Like most collections, some are better then others. There was a lot in here about Gaiman that I wasn't aware of, so for me it was rather fun. But if you're a Gaiman super-fan, then likely you know most of the things here. I'd only pick it up if you're really interested and just want all the things he wrote in one place or something.
WHO SHOULD READ: hardcore Neil Gaiman fans
MY RATING: Four out of Five on point speeches