The authors of these books have acknowledged Jim Carroll's influence.
The Acid House Published: 1994 Publisher: Norton Description: Carroll, who is acknowledged in the book's credits, also has a blurb
on the back cover: "Like a master pocket billiards player, Irvine Welsh, with smooth,
gliding strokes and a shark-like humor, sinks a rack of short stories one by one."
Trainspotting Published: 1993
By: Irvine Welsh
Description: "Blisteringly funny ... don't abandon everything for the movie. It's worth making the effort with Trainspotting not merely because relatively few writers have rummaged through this particular enclave of British youth culture, but because even fewer have dug there so deeply." --Mark Jolly, The New York Times Book Review
The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven Published: 1993 By: Sherman Alexie Description: Includes interesting allusions to Carroll in "Jesus Christ's
Half-Brother Is Alive and Well on the Spokane Indian Reservation."
The Crow Published: 1981 By: James O'Barr Publisher: Kitchen Sink Description: J. O'Barr's graphic novel, which was adapted to film in 1994,
"borrows" lines from the lyrics on the Jim Carroll Band album Catholic Boy.
To see the relevant examples, go to the Jim Carroll and J. O'Barr's The
Only Skin Deep By: George Kimball Publisher:unknown Description: George Kimball's pornographic novel offers, among other things, the
fictional escapades of significant players in the NYC arts scene of the late 1960s and
early 1970s. We meet, for example, Coach Berrigan and a young basketball player named Jim
Carroll who keeps screwing up because in the middle of the game, he'll suddenly start
scribbling in his "Basketball Diaries."