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Maxim Knight talks about his five most influential books:
1. The Hunger Games
"The book showed me how lucky I am to live in modern day America."
2. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
"Reading the classics may take a lot of effort, but it’s worth it! Those 19th century people sure knew how to write!"
3. The Lightning Thief
"I got a huge dose of Greek mythology (very interesting stuff)."
4. The Simpsons and Philosophy
"Hey, any way to make philosophy fun is OK in my book."
5. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
"My first big book, and it’s awesome. Everyone should read it!"
Talented beyond his years, Maxim Knight stars in Steven Spielberg’s wildly popular DreamWorks Television, TNT sci-fi drama, “Falling Skies.” The storyline follows the resistance movement after a devastating alien attack and at the heart of the group is the Mason Family—Maxim’s character “Matt Mason,” his father “Tom Mason” (Noah Wyle), two brothers “Hal Mason” (Drew Roy) and “Ben Mason” (Connor Jessup). The bright-eyed eleven-year-old has already had 15 film credits, in addition to credits including TV dramas like FX’s “Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” and “Wilfred,” NBC’s “Parenthood,” ABC’s “Brothers & Sisters,” CBS’s “Criminal Minds,” A&E’s “The Cleaner” and CBS’s “CSI: Miami as well as TV comedies such as HBO’s “Funny or Die Presents…” and Hallmark’s “Our First Christmas.”