The View from the Cheap Seats: Selected Nonfiction

The danger of reading a nonfiction collection written by an author I really like is I have the impulse to stop reading and pick up books from every collection or new author they mention. So, I have taken a month to read this book. Not because it is not interesting or it is particularly long. Rather every mention of a new author or series required me to track down a copy of whatever it was and read that before continuing to the next piece in this collection. As a guideline for choosing new novels, short stories, graphic novels, and artists to explore, this book did not let me down at any turn.

As a standalone book filled with a collection of speeches, newsletters, introductions, and previously published non-fictions, this book was interesting and organised in an easy to follow manner. It opened the door to the mind of one of my favourite living authors and I rather enjoyed what was exposed beyond that door. There are parts that get a bit repetitive, but we all retell the same few stories every once in a while, so it is easily forgiven and not terribly distracting.

-A Bookish Girl


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