jack sparksThis week’s Fallout 5 are chosen by author and script writer Jason Arnopp. His latest novel (part of a two book deal) is the chilling thriller ‘The Last Days of Jack Sparks’ (Amazon UK/ Amazon US). The author is currently doing a ‘Jack Sparks’ blog tour and as part of the tour took part in Post-apocalyptic reads by choosing which books he’d run with to a bunker.



Jason Arnopp’s Fallout 5:

1. It by Stephen King: Now, I might be taking this desert island business too seriously, but I’ve chosen this book because amazingly I haven’t read it. I want to take a huge and well-regarded King book with me, so I have something new and awesome to experience. Practical, huh? (Amazon UK/ Amazon US)


2. House Of Leaves by Mark Z Danielewski: A beautifully insane piece of work. The best novel to ever adopt a ‘found footage’ conceit. It’s not only scary because of the main story, set in the super-creepy Navidson house, but because of the sheer amount of detail packed in! Love it to death. (Amazon UK/ Amazon US)

houe of leaves

3. Haunted by Chuck Palahniuk: Along with a certain Mr S King, Chuck’s my favourite writer – he’s utterly fearless. Haunted is a kind of anthology nested within a main narrative, so would offer some nice variety for desert island reading. It’s horrible too, which is nice. (Amazon UK/ Amazon US)


4. The Magic Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton: This was a childhood favourite, along with Doctor Who books (the two stories are essentially the same) and would provide a nice counterbalance to the other grim books I’ve brought to the island. Such a great concept, to have various worlds arrive at the top of a tree. (Amazon UK/ Amazon US)

the magic faraway tree

5. American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis: A superbly cold and pitch-black attack on a world that’s so often all about surface over feeling. And, of course, one hell of a serial killer novel. (Amazon UK/ Amazon US)

American Psycho

You Suddenly have to run from the bunker, you can only save one book, which do you rescue?

It would have to be House Of Leaves, partly because there’s so much text in that beast, you could spend years absorbing it all!

For more from Jason Arnopp why not visit his website?

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