Welcome to Day #8 of the #STATIC Blog Tour! I'm honoured whenever I have an author stop by on Pretty Little Memoirs for a Guest Post and I'm excited to introduce Eric Laster to PLM today!
But firstly, to celebrate the release of #STATIC by Eric Laster (4/19/16), blogs across the web are featuring exclusive content from Eric and 10 chances to win a copy of #STATIC, as well as a chance to win a 6-in-1 Bluetooth Entertainment Center in the Grand Prize Giveaway!
Books That Influenced Me
by Eric Laster
by Eric Laster
Just to be clear: books that have influenced me do not necessarily equal my favorite books. I don’t like choosing favorites, because…I just don’t. What follows are books/stories that at one time or another have made big impressions on me when I read (and reread) them. It strikes me as unrealistically rigid to believe that they must always mean as much to me as they did when I first became acquainted with them. I do not, and probably never will, have the same reaction to a given book or story that I read at different points in my life. A novel that I find impactful now might offer me little in ten years’ time, and after still another decade, I might find it rather unimpressive. This probably all goes without saying; I tend to say such things anyway.
Now that that’s out of the way…
What follows isn’t an exhaustive, hierarchical list:
The work of Dr. Seuss. The Stinky Cheese Man and other Fairly Stupid Tales by John Scieszka and Lane Smith. The Outsiders and That Was Then, This Is Now, by S.E. Hinton. Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift. Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain. The work of Philip K Dick. The Gashlycrumb Tinies by Edward Gorey. Tristram Shandy by Laurence Sterne. “Sonny ’s Blues” by James Baldwin (a story of two brothers). The Sherlock Holmes stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov. Grendel by John Gardner. Lord of the Flies by William Golding. “The Importance of Being Earnest” by Oscar Wilde. Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams, the work of Kafka, Borges, and Faulkner. And many, many more.
Stop by A Belle’s Tales tomorrow for the next stop on the tour!
Blog Tour Schedule:
April 18th – The Book Cellar
April 19th – Once Upon a Twilight
April 20th – Fall Into Books
April 21st – Twenty Three Pages
April 22nd – The Fandom
April 25th — Book Briefs
April 26th – Shooting Stars Mag
April 27th – Pretty Little Memoirs
April 28th – A Belle’s Tales
April 29th – The Reader and the Chef
A New Yorker by birth, Eric Laster lives in Los Angeles. After a successful stint as a best-selling ghostwriter, Eric re-launched under his own name with the middle-grade novel Welfy Q. Deederhoth: Meat Purveyor, World Savior. Whenever he’s not scribing, he records punk rock and presses it to vinyl.
- One (1) winner will receive a 6-in-1 Bluetooth Entertainment Center ($99.99), some vinyl records pressed and recorded by Eric Laster, and a finished copy of Static!
- Enter via the rafflecopter below
- US/Canada Only
- Ends 5/1 at midnight ET
Giveaway time! (1) copy of #Static by Eric Laster RT and FOLLOW to enter, US/Canada only ends Midnight May 2nd 😘 pic.twitter.com/58RCKx7vlK— Becca (@LittleMemoirs) April 27, 2016