I have a confession and an apology to offer about The View from the Cheap Seats.
First, I will confess that I didn’t pay attention when requesting a review copy that the books was 544 pages. I simply thought: “Oh, a collection of Neil Gaiman’s non-fiction writing? How interesting. I should read that.” But about halfway through, I was started wondering just how long this book really was and noticed the answer was very, very long.
And this brings the apology. I haven’t finished reading the book yet. Perhaps a second confession is in order. I am not really a fan of comics; although I have been reading some graphic novels now that my kids enjoy them. I didn’t grow up reading comics and know very little about the genre or its history. I enjoy Gaiman’s fiction but really know nothing about his comic work.
So I got a little bogged down in the sections dealing with comics and the comics industry and took a bit of a break from reading. Sorry. That is why I a writing a “review” of a book I haven’t finished reading. I figured I get some pixels down since the book has been out for two weeks and the publisher probably didn’t give me a review copy so I could write a review sometime in the distant future.