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Inclement weather. Dark, overcast, or rainy days; winter; the period during daylight savings time or when there are fewer hours of sunlight. For me those are amazing times to cuddle up with a book, watch a movie, or do some writing, not curse or be down about it. All days, including dark, dismal, or gloomy ones, are great days!
All kinds of stuff but not quite what you may suspect or believe. Fantasy authors like Tolkien and CS Lewis? Certainly, but major influences stem from writers of satire, literary fiction, plays, philosophy, etc. Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels will forever be my favorite novel.
Writers & Favorite Works
Alex Haley, The Autobiography Of Malcolm X
Anthony Burgess, A Clockwork Orange
Arthur Miller, Death Of A Salesman
Chinua Achebe, Arrow Of God and more
George Orwell, 1984, Animal Farm
Henry Louis Gates, Jr., The Classic Slave Narratives
Jonathan Swift, Gulliver’s Travels
Joseph Conrad, Heart Of Darkness
Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, Emilia Galotti
Mark Twain, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Oscar Wilde, The Importance Of Being Earnest
Plato, Five Dialogues
Richard Wright, Native Son
Samuel Selvon, Moses Ascending and more
Sophocles, The Oedipus Cycle
Alien, Aliens, Blade Runner, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, The Dark City, Pink Flamingos, The Lord of The Rings trilogy, The Matrix trilogy, The Terminator I and II
HR Giger and now madly in love after having been invited to examine the works of Zdzislaw Beksinski.
For this series: chamber music with heavy orchestration and every form of heavy metal under the sun; thrash, death, doom, black, grindcore, everything. I listened to a lot of that stuff before or during while I was writing. Many times I’d have the music on softly in the background while writing.
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The Fourth Tier. Click here to read more about it and the Underworld series.
Bands & Albums
Bolt Thrower, War Master
Brutal Truth, Extreme Conditions Demand Extreme Responses
Carcass, Symphonies of Sickness
Exciter, Heavy Metal Maniac
Judas Priest, Several, practically everything
Insect Warfare, World Extermination
Motörhead, No Sleep ’Till Hammersmith and everything else
Napalm Death, Mentally Murdered
Pagan Altar, Mythical & Magical and everything Pagan Altar
PLF, Devious Persecution and Wholesale Slaughter, Ultimate Whirlwind of Incineration, Jackhammering Deathblow of Nightmarish Trepidation
Slayer, Reign in Blood, Show No Mercy
Suffocation, Effigy Of The Forgotten
Terrorizer, World Downfall
Venom, Welcome To Hell
A ton. Some of my absolute favorites are:
Bram Stoker’s Dracula, by Wojciech Kilar
Cruising (Various Artsts)
Lady In The Water, by James Newton Howard
Pan’s Labyrinth, by Javier Navarrete
The Lord of the Rings trilogy, by Howard Shore
The Martian, by Harry Gregson-Williams
The Sixth Sense, by James Newton Howard