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Author: Neil Gaiman; HarperCollins (Firm)
Publisher: New York : Harper Audio, ℗2016.
Edition/Format:   eAudiobook : English : UnabridgedView all editions and formats
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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 Neil Gaiman's probing, amusing, and distinctive style An inquisitive observer, thoughtful commentator, and assiduous craftsman, Neil Gaiman has long been celebrated for the sharp intellect and startling imagination  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Downloadable audio books
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Additional Physical Format: Source record:
Gaiman, Neil.
View from the cheap seats.
New York, NY : William Morrow, [2016]
(DLC) 2016007422
Material Type: Audio book, etc., Sound recording, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Neil Gaiman; HarperCollins (Firm)
ISBN: 9780062262295 0062262297
OCLC Number: 949878715
Notes: Downloadable audio file.
Performer(s): Read by the author.
Description: 1 online resource (1 audio file (14 hr., 45 min.))
Responsibility: Neil Gaiman.

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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 Neil Gaiman's probing, amusing, and distinctive style An inquisitive observer, thoughtful commentator, and assiduous craftsman, Neil Gaiman has long been celebrated for the sharp intellect and startling imagination that informs his fiction. Now The View from the Cheap Seats brings together, for the first time ever, more than sixty works of his outstanding nonfiction on topics and people close to his heart. 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." In prose analytical yet playful, erudite yet accessible, Neil explores a broad range of interests and topics, including (but not limited to): authors past and present; music; storytelling; comics; bookshops; travel; fairy tales; America; inspiration; libraries; ghosts; and the title piece, at turns touching and self-deprecating, which recounts his experiences at the 2010 Academy Awards in Hollywood. Neil ponders the truth of fiction and the power of stories (and why we tell them), and offers his own profiles of and insights into writers who have influenced him, including C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Ray Bradbury, Diana Wynne Jones, Stephen King, Rudyard Kipling, James Thurber, and his dear friend Terry Pratchett. He offers unlikely perspectives on subjects as diverse as The Bride of Frankenstein, Doctor Who, Batman, Tori Amos, Lou Reed, They Might Be Giants, and Amanda Palmer. And he includes a moving essay on the plight of Syrian refugees in a United Nations camp in Jordan. 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.

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