As writers, we hope that our books will make someone's top 5 or top 10 list of books that made a lasting impression. As readers, though, we have our own list. I'll be posting each week, my top 5 books that left a lasting impression on me.
I might cheat a bit... lots of the books that inspired me were in a series.
So on that note, we're going to start with #5 right off the bat!
Book Title: Pet Sematary
Author: Stephen King
Why this left a lasting impression on me:
Stephen King, without a doubt, was one of my go-to authors when it came to horror way back when. Up until I read Pet Sematary, I had read "Christine" and "Carrie". Sure, those were great creepfests, but they didn't impact me like Pet Sematary did.
I could NOT sleep!!! It scared the ever loving beejeezus out of me. Seriously. I was nineteen when I read the book. When I was through, not only was I thoroughly freaked out, but I was inspired. I wanted to write a horror story!
I did attempt to write one, but gave up. I thought, I'll never be as spooky as Stephen King. However, I think that is about to change! I've lately been dipping my toe... ok, my whole right leg, into the horror pool.
So thank you, Mr. King, for giving me inspiration, nightmares and a genuine love for horror!
Leave me a comment and tell me one of the books that left a lasting impression.