Welcome to the Book Marks Questionnaire, where we ask authors questions about the books that have shaped them.
This week, we spoke to the author of The Witch Hunter, Max Seeck.
Book Marks: First book you remember loving?
Max Seeck: Animal Farm by George Orwell.
BM: Favorite re-read?
MS: Jo Nesbø’s Police.
BM: What book do you think your book is most in conversation with?
MS: Perhaps a book from Lars Kepler or Stephen King.
BM: A book that blew your mind?
MS: A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara.
BS: Last book you read?
MS: Lanny by Max Porter.
BM: A book that made you cry?
MS: Kärlekens Antarktis by Sara Stridsberg.
BM: What book from the past year would you like to give a shout-out to?
MS: The Spy and the Traitor by Ben Macintyre.
BM: A book that actually made you laugh out loud?
MS: Cannot think of any.
BM: What’s one book you wish you had read during your teenage years?
MS: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.
BM: Favorite book to give as a gift?
MS: Perhaps… A Random Walk Down Wall Street by Burton G. Malkiel.
BM: Classic book you hate?
MS: The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov.
BM: Classic book on your To Be Read pile?
MS: Crime and Punishment Fyodor Dostoyevsky.
BM: What’s a book with a really great sex scene?
MS: I don’t know but I’d really like to read one.
BM: Favorite book no one has heard of?
MS: Stoner by John Williams.
BM: Favorite book of the 21st century?
MS: A Little Life.
BM: Favorite book you were assigned in high school?
MS: The Reader by Bernhard Schlink.
BM: Book(s) you’re reading right now?
MS: Serotonin by Michel Houellebecq.
BM: Favorite children’s book?
MS: Mestaritontun seikkailut by Aili Somersalo.
BM: Book you wish would be adapted for a film/tv show?
MS: A Little Life.
Max Seeck devotes his time to writing professionally. An avid reader of Nordic noir for personal pleasure, he listens to film scores as he writes. His accolades include the Finnish Whodunit Society’s Debut Thriller of the Year Award 2016. Max Seeck has a background in sales and marketing and loves to promote his works, and is fluent in English and German.
Max Seeck’s The Witch Hunter is out now in paperback from Berkley