It’s always interesting to know what inspires outstanding writers to create and what changes their view of the world. Today, Bookish Buzz offers you a chance to look at the books that had a huge impact on well-known authors. Perhaps some of us will find something new to read. And maybe someone will be glad that he or she admires the same books as his or her favorite writer!
J. K. Rowling — Emma by Jane Austen
The author of the ’Harry Potter’ series draws inspiration from ’Emma’ by Jane Austen. The plot attracts; even though there are no epic scenes, the story excites, carries the readers into its world.
George R. R. Martin — The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien
George Martin, who presented the world with ’Game of Thrones,’ admired ’The Lord of the Rings’ by John Tolkien in high school, and this book is still his favorite. However, in 2014 the writer named another favorite — ’Station Eleven’ by Emily St. John Mandel. Martin said that he would return to this novel, filled with a dreamy-melancholy mood, more than once.
John Steinbeck — Le Morte d’Arthur by Sir Thomas Malory
The author of the ’Grapes of Wrath’ and ’East of Eden’ says that one of his favorite books is ’Le Morte Darthur’ by Sir Thomas Malory. He was presented with this book at the age of 9, and it had a huge impact on Steinbeck’s writing.
Mark Twain — Arabian Nights
In 1887, Charles Crane asked Twain to name his favorite books. Among other books that he listed in his letter there was ’Arabian Nights,’ full of amazing stories and its own magic.
Stephen King — Lord of the Flies by William Golding
The author, who works in the genre of horror, mystery and thriller, said that among his favorite books is the ’Lord of the Flies’ by William Golding. Many times King claimed that the ’Lord of the Flies’ is a book that he would have liked to write himself.