#8768458, By HoraceGoesSquiffy The three books which have influenced you the most

  • HoraceGoesSquiffy 8 Jun 2012 20:03:56 1,563 posts
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    Not sure about 'influenced', but I'll go with 'made a significant impression' :

    Childhood : Beastly Rhymes (can't remember author). Great 50's illustrations and some of the monsters scared the shit out of me.
    Teenager : The Long Walk by Stephen King. Early work and it shows, but I liked it. The mundane and arbitrary nature of death in it made an impression on me.
    Most Recent : Lolita by Vladamir Nabokov. Famous for all the wrong reasons - amazing book, especially where Humbert slips into a state where you're not sure if he's imagining things or not. Didn't realise you could evoke such a thing so well just through writing.
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