Kool Aid Acid Test

There are a number of books that have provided inspiration for my work. It's a bit of a cliche to cite Catcher In The Rye as an inspiration when you're an underground artist but that book just makes so much sense and connects with me. All of the books below had the same effect. A Clockwork Orange, partially written in 'Nadsat' is unlike anything else I've ever read, closely followed by the surreal work of Kurt Vonnegut. Hubert Selby Jr's Last Exit To Brooklyn is downright filth and shows you can create art and shock.

Then there's the Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, the only non-fiction book here, which is connected to Kerouac's On The Road and Kesey's One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest.

Here's a list of the books that have inspired me most. Click the links to read more.

Catcher in The Rye - JD Salinger

Last Exit to Brooklyn - Hubert Selby Jr

The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test - Tom Wolfe

Generation X - Douglas Coupland

On The Road - Jack Kerouac

A Clockwork Orange - Anthony Burgess

Fight Club - Chuck Palahniuk

Slaughterhouse 5 - Kurt Vonnegut

Nineteen Eighty-Four - George Orwell

One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest - Ken Kesey

Fear & Loathing In Las Vegas - Hunter S. Thompson