Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The View From the Cheap Seats by Neil Gaiman

The View From the Cheap Seats. Selected Nonfiction by Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman is the sweetheart of librarians, book bloggers and book lovers everywhere.  In The View from the Cheap Seats, he takes his readers on a journey through his love letters to literature.  Readers will indulge on short non-fiction pieces about books and reading and libraries as well as Gaiman's thoughts about his favorite authors, book genres, movies, comics and so much more.  Get your notepad ready to write down book titles and look up authors because Gaiman will be adding to your "To Be Read" pile.  

My favorite piece called "Make Good Art" is located within the pages of this book, and I'm so thrilled to have the written text.  Squee! I show this commencement speech every year to my senior elective students around graduation day.  I will attach the youtube version for you.  It's just so good, it has its own section in the book.

Finally, The View From the Cheap Seats is a luscious 500 pages of pure enjoyment. It's like dark chocolate or fine wine or a really, really awesome book. Wait.  It is a really, really awesome book. I read it slowly to savor each piece and I read it with a highlighter because I'm a book nerd.

Now go and Make Good Art and Read Good Books.  Love ya.