Five Scribes That Inspire Mark Torres

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Mark Torres
Mark Torres

While lawyer/author Mark Torres made his debut novel, A Stirring in the North Fork, into a legal thriller, high profile barristers turned scribes S. Scott Turow and John Grisham aren’t necessarily his go-to inspirations when it comes to the written word. He shares his top five and why they get his creative juices flowing.

Dean Koontz
Dean Koontz

Dean Koontz

“I like his themes of good vs evil with a splash of science fiction. “

John Sandford
John Sandford

John Sandford

“I like his style, which pits unabashed brutality against the positive force of justice.”

Toni Morrison
Toni Morrison

Toni Morrison

“I love her ability to write about deep topics with eloquence and compassion.”

Dante Alighieri
Dante Alighieri

Dante Alighieri

“I had an amazing professor in college who taught the class how to understand the meaning behind the story of each character.”

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Boethius

“His Consolation of Philosophy still resonates today in how we use reason to cope with and overcome injustice .”

 

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