Hunter S. Thompson’s Favorite Books

Hunter S. Thompson was an American journalist and author, credited with inspiring the gonzo journalism movement (whereby journalists write without objectivity and often serve as part of the story in which he/she is writing) - if you haven't yet, check out Thompson's Hell's Angels: A Strange and Terrible Saga and/or Fear and Loathing in Las …

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Elmore Leonard’s Favorite Books

Elmore Leonard was a prolific author, best known for his western and crime fiction - many of his novels were subsequently adapted into films, including Jackie Brown (Tarantino), Out of Sight & Get Shorty. Many contemporary authors, including Dennis Lehane and George Pelecanos, credit Leonard's dialogue-driven prose and gritty depictions of the criminal underworld (at the center of …

Richard Price – Favorite Books

Richard Price's first novel, The Wanderers, is a coming-of-age story revolving around several young, violent gang members in 1960's New York.  The novel, which Price wrote in his early 20s, is oft-cited as a literary masterpiece amongst his peers. Since that time, Price published Clockers (subsequently adapted into a film directed by Spike Lee), Bloodbrothers, Freedomland, Lush Life, and The Whites (published under …

Paul Thomas Anderson – Favorite Films

Paul Thomas Anderson is, unquestionably, one of the most talented and respected filmmakers working in Hollywood today.  His films, which span several genres - from historical dramas (There Will Be Blood) to neo-noir comedy-dramas (Inherent Vice) - are cited by his contemporaries as masterpieces and personal favorites.  Anderson is currently filming a yet-to-be-titled film starring …

Bret Easton Ellis – Favorite Books

Bret Easton Ellis is the author of several celebrated books, including American Psycho (subsequently adapted into the 2000 film bearing the same title), Less Than Zero (the 1987 film starring Robert Downey Jr. was loosely based on this novel), Imperial Bedrooms, and The Rules of Attraction.  In the 1980s, Ellis was a member of the revered "Brat Pack," comprising of …

The Books that Influenced Cormac McCarthy

Cormac McCarthy may be the greatest living-writer today.  Many of his works, including Blood Meridian, No Country for Old Men, and the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, The Road, are cited by his contemporaries as masterpieces and personal favorites.  Indeed, you will see McCarthy's novels listed in many of this site's posts.  The following books, which you would surely find in …