So, the first one is "The Good Guy" because it uses the dual narrative between the hero and the villain. It's the first time I'd read a book which had done that and I found it fascinating - particularly reading from the perspective of the villain. The second has to be "American Pyscho" because of how surreal it is and the knowledge and detail that goes into the book. I'm a huge fan of Brett Easton Ellis, his work inspired me a lot when I was writing "Pieces of Glitz." "Nobody True" is my third favourite book, just because of how original the story idea is. "The Stand", I'm not a huge fan of Stephen King's horror novels, but this post-apocalyptic story really stood out to me because it's so realistic and the build up and suspense is just epic. Finally, "A Clockwork Orange", I just love this book. When it came out, it was innovative and pushed a lot of boundaries. Antony Burgess basically created his own language and had a really original and unique view of dystopian future which has gone on to inspire a lot of people.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I've never been rich and have often lived in quite poverty stricken areas, which has given me the knowledge to be able to write quite gritty stories. I've never lived anywhere dangerous or quite like some of the places mentioned in my book, but I have seen some places that help inspire some of what I write.