Too much reading makes the average writer feel inspired and 'blocked' at the same time.
It is better to read 'To Kill a Mockingbird' when you are an adult.The dichotomy becomes crystal clear.
Bad spelling and grammar may complement Joyce's 'stream of consciousness'. Nevertheless,'Ulysees' is sometimes impossible to read.
D.H. Lawrence comes across as a hopeless romantic with a whiff of the 'Odeipus Rex' complex.
You cannot implement Ayn Rand's philosophy by the book unless you live in Utopia.
I love John Steinbeck!