Honestly, I have a terrible memory. I don’t recall a lot of the details in this book (which, rumor has it...are a little risqué) but it did have a significant impact on my life for two reasons.
1. I was a teenager relating to a fellow teenager.
2. It referenced amazing novels, T.V. show, movies and most importantly MUSIC that I had never come across.
Here are some of those references:
Time of No Reply by Nick Drake
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Daydream by The Smashing Pumpkins
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Something by The Beatles
To me, the idea of referencing pop culture in a book like that was genius, and now that I’m a writer, I think it’s even more genius. It gives the reader such a great picture of who the character is. My first draft of Oppression had tons of references to poems and music, but ultimately ended up being cut. Still, whenever I hear Asleep by The Smiths, I’ll always think of this book.
I’m so curious to see how the movie turns out, especially since I can’t remember many of the details. I’ll be able to relive the whole story again in a new way. Not to mention, Hermione is in it! That’s right, Emma Watson, will be playing the role of Sam. For more details on the movie, coming out sometime this year, visit IMDB.