English major. Conceived in the 'burbs. Contemplative spawn of a journalist father and insurance executive mother.
As the life of a journalist is wont to do, my family was prone to frequent relocating, evoking in me a deep love for the one thing that seemed to remain static between moves: literature.
At the age of fourteen, I made a conscious decision to learn the craft, initially inspired by the works of Anne Rice and Stephen King, but supported later by a foundational obsession with Nabokov, Melville, Faulkner, Oates, and McCarthy.
I haven't looked back since.
Because in our age of obsessive political correctness, having testicles is increasingly frowned upon.
ANNE RICE: Interview with the Vampire, Memnoch the Devil, The Vampire Lestat, Merrick, Vittorio the Vampire
STEPHEN KING: Cujo, The Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger, CELL
(Stories: N, You Know They Got a Hell of a Band, The Moving Finger, The Cat From Hell, Lunch at the Gotham Café)
WILLIAM FAULKNER: The Sound and the Fury, A Fable, Sanctuary
CORMAC MCCARTHY: Blood Meridian, The Road, Outer Dark, No Country For Old Men, The Sunset Limited
VIRGINIA WOOLF: To the Lighthouse, Night and Day
VLADIMIR NABOKOV: Lolita, Pale Fire, Transparent Things
JOYCE CAROL OATES: Zombie, We Were the Mulvaneys, My Heart Laid Bare, The Falls
MARGARET ATWOOD: The Year of the Flood, The Handmaid's Tale, Good Bones
Great comment to the story The Fly. Thanks!
Fantastic profile. Welcome to Fictionaut.