The Walking Dead star Norman Reedus has recently released hir first novel, The Ravaged: he said he was inspired by Pink Floyd! Find out how!
Norman Reedus says he’s always loved storytelling, but everything started with a Pink Floyd album
“My mother used to play Pink Floyd really loud when I was a kid, she had these Big 7 speakers and it just blew me away,” Reedus said. “I think my love of storytelling started with the illustrations from The Wall album. I just spent so much time fantasizing about what the characters and artwork meant, that I started writing short stories as a kid.”
Reedus was unconsciously inspired by The Walking Dead too
The Ravaged is comprised of three stories that chronicle the personal quests of characters Jack, Hunter and Anne as they embark on individual journeys and each discover unique lessons with some eerie parallels.
“There are ideas in the book that I didn’t realize until after I finished it,” Reedus says. “I was like, ‘All of these people are either running from something or running to something and they’re finding a sense of family along the way.'”
“I was thinking,” he adds, “Maybe I was on that train of thought because of The Walking Dead and I was so enveloped in shooting the final season. We kind of find a sense of family in an apocalypse. Maybe that inspired it and I didn’t realize it.”
In service of his creative ventures, Reedus founded Bigbaldhead Productions in 2019
In service of his creative ventures, Reedus founded Bigbaldhead Productions in 2019, then partnered with Blackstone Publishing in 2020. But with so many “different stories in the back of [his] head,” Reedus acknowledged that he never really found himself “sitting still” until the pandemic lockdowns in 2020.
“I had all this time so I started a book and learned how to make the perfect martini all at the same time,” he says.
What do you think of Norman Reedus ‘s first novel? Will you read it?