What has inspired you personally in your life?
Incidentally I received some wonderful feedback recently, for which I was most grateful, regarding my last two writing blog entries (the first two chapters of Hideki’s Diary). What inspired the concept of ‘a book within a book’ was Matthew Reilly’s novel, Temple. As I considered this, it occurred to me that I should show my appreciation for the various things that have inspired me, not only as a writer, but also as a person.
I initially wanted to write down a ‘Best Ten’ list of movies, books and music, but this ultimately proved too difficult a challenge. So here is my list of the best twenty movies, books and musical inspirations that I have enjoyed personally. Please note that there are so many more classic movies, books and pieces of music out there, and that this list is only based on my own limited experiences.
I’ve also ordered the list alphabetically to avoid any confusion about ‘ranking’.