Daily Archives: June 10, 2019

Neil Gaiman And The Creation Of Good Art

In his commencement speech to the University of Arts in Philadelphia on May 17, 2012, writer Neil Gaiman urged students to “make good art [1].”  Specifically, he was encouraging them to make art that only they can make, being original … Continue reading

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Book Review: The View From The Cheap Seats

The View From The Cheap Seats:  Selected Nonfiction, by Neil Gaiman For the record, this is the first book I have read by the author.  Even though I am at least somewhat of a fan of speculative fiction, I have … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Possessed

The Possessed:  Adventures With Russian Books And The People Who Read Them, by Elif Batuman There are times when a cover can adequately prepare someone for the book.  This particular book has a lurid title (and one which makes sense … Continue reading

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Book Review: Ex Libris

Ex Libris:  Confessions Of A Common Reader, by Anne Fadiman It is hard to really think of the author of this book as a common reader.  Indeed, the more one reads about this book, when one does not laugh at … Continue reading

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