Ok so I think I have to deploy the obligatory 'these are just a few
and are always changing' disclaimer.
Infinite Jest - David Foster Wallace
Mrs Dalloway - Virginia Woolf (if her writing was a woman, I'd get
Notes From Underground - Fyodor Dostoevsky (comes close to being
Never Let Me Go - Kazuo Ishiguro
The Unbearable Lightness of Being - Milan Kundera
Enduring Love - Ian McEwan
Also lots of philosophy and popular science.
American History X
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (It's almost like a Romantic Comedy except it's
Oz, The Sopranos, The Wire, Deadwood (could list most HBO stuff
Breaking Bad, Brasseye, South Park, Peep Show, League Of Gentlemen,
Armando Iannucci Shows
Ahhh, probably the hardest one to list, we all want to seem so
ecclectic dont we?
Big passion for the more alternative side of hip-hop (eg Aesop
Rock, Sage Francis) and the intelligent side of electronic music
(yep, lots of bleeps and blips for me).
I like my melancholic folky/indie stuff too (think Sufjan Stevens
or The National). Grew up on rock and metal though, so thats in the
mix as well.
If you describe your taste in music as 'ohhhh anything with a good
beat' then I am a bit annoyed.
As for food, I'm a veggie but not one of those annoying stuck up
'watching Earthlings made me hate humanity' ones. I'm pragmatic
with it which is just as well as I hear it's very difficult to do
in Japan (any tips welcome).