I tried not to admit how much I love reading. But you sooner or later have to fess up. I love writers from all genres ranging from Tolkein, Ed McBain, John Wyndham, Lawrence Block, Chester Himes, Walter Mosley .... I could go on ad infinitume.
I read Fyodor Dostoyevsky's Crime and Punishment at school and was intrigued by the main character - Raskolnikov. His irrational belief that he deserved a better lot might have struck a chord; but it was his slow decline that fascinated me.
That was the inspiration for my book 'Consequences?'