Tuesday, September 29, 2009

M.T. Anderson

I am going to write my darndest to catch up to him. He is the writer I most want to emulate.

(Reading The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing: Traiter to the Nation, Vol 2., Kingdom on the Waves and LOVING it. Mr. Anderson is a verifiable genius.)

The only downside to reading his books is that they tend to run long, run deep, and keep me from writing whilst I'm reading them.

4 comments:

Anna said...

He really is such an amazing writer. What I think impresses me the most is how smart, but also how funny he is. Not only can he write stunning books like Octavian Nothing, but he can also write laugh-out-loud funny ones like Whales on Stilts. I think that just shows what a talented writer he really is.

Amber Lough said...

I need to read his other books.

For now, I will soak myself in Octavian Nothing. I think I'm in love...

storyqueen said...

I've not read this yet, but I'd like to write like Markus Zusak.....but that is too far a reach for little old me.

Shelley

Amber Lough said...

You can do it, Shelley!

Oh, and Markus Zusak is my OTHER inspiration.