April 24, 2010

Post #2600 – 20100424

Dear Mr. Pinkwater,

I read many of your books as a child and it is safe to say they gave me some of my current ridiculous outlook on life. However as an adult I have gotten into so-called New Age, alternative and occult books. Interestingly enough they actually seem to tie into your writing! Things like lizards, pod people, ‘astral travel’ (mentioned by Klugarsh), and even the idea of reincarnation. So my question for you is how much were you influenced by the whole New Age thing, and how has it affected you? Because even 15 years ago I knew your stories were a special kind of rediculous!

Daniel replies:

Well, I came of age in the 60s--there was plenty of it about.