Wednesday, August 20, 2014

A Peek into my Past

5 Forgotten Writers Whose Works Inspired Me When I Was Much Younger

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

So does that mean some day we'll get a 600 page page-turning epic?

Jeff

Bill Crider said...

I can't even read them now, much less write one.

Michael E. Stamm said...

Never read O'Hara, never read Drury. Tried to read Wolfe, but I was in my 30s and probably missed the golden age for his brand of uncontrolled romanticism by at least 10 years; he had a notable influence on Stephen King (and I don't mean in length of work, or at least not JUST that), particularly in the later DARK TOWER books. Loved Ruark, even POOR NO MORE, which was essentially a dress rehearsal for THE HONEY BADGER. Only read Uris's MILA 18 and QB7--by the time I found him I was growing out of the stage where I could forgive his crude style--but he was definitely effective. Ah, where are the books of yesteryear?

Bill Crider said...

Obviously some of us still remember them, at least.

William Seward said...

Sad to say, of those listed Ruark is the only only one I'd read. I still have his two "Old Man and the Boy" books. Thanks for the reminder, I may have to just re-read now.

Bill Crider said...

I've read only the first of those two.