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Literature: Almost all of it? Particularly...Shakespeare, Oscar
Wilde, Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Milan Kundera, PG Wodehouse, Jonathan
Franzen, David Nicholls, Ray Bradbury, Roald Dahl. The Hitchhiker's
Guide to the Galaxy gets a strong mention too. And a book called
the Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach.
Favourite albums: Blood on the Tracks - Bob Dylan, Graceland - Paul
Simon, OK Computer - Radiohead, Catch a Fire - Bob Marley, Room on
Fire - The Strokes, Abbey Road - The Beatles. Honorable mentions
for The Pogues, Barenaked Ladies, The Shins, The Kooks, and
Film: Almost impossible to pick favourites. I do love a good film
though: is there anything better than a film night?
TV shows: Mad Men, The Office (UK version), Breaking Bad, Dexter
(first 4 seasons), Parks & Rec, It's Always Sunny, The West
Wing, House, the first few seasons of 24, Fry and Laurie/Jeeves and
Radio: This American Life, The Bugle podcast, Freakonomics
Food: Anything Italian or Indian, so long as it's done right.
Drink: Whiskey, good beer (yes I am a beer snob), red wine.