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Nonfiction, which is its own creature: Why I Write, The Selfish
Gene, The Big Short, Under the Banner of Heaven, Half the Sky, Team
of Rivals, The Bottom Billion, Bossypants, Surely You're Joking Mr.
Feynman, God is not Great, The Second World War (Churchill's),
Hiroshima, The Better Angels of Our Nature, and pretty much every
essay David Foster Wallace ever wrote.
Fiction, which is its creator's, at first: 1984, The Sandman,
Paradise Lost, Moby Dick, Girl Genius, Neuromancer, Erfworld, The
Great Gatsby, Nana to Kaoru, The Gods Themselves, Game of Thrones,
Breakfast of Champions, The Windup Girl, The Old Man and the Sea,
The Lord of the Rings, Slaughterhouse Five, A Christmas Carol,
Watchmen, Hyperion (the book), The Forever War, Huckleberry Finn,
White Fang, and NONE of the novels David Foster Wallace ever
Poetry, which is not in style, but fuck you: Not Waving but
Drowning, Flanders Field, Good-by and Keep Cold, When You are Old,
Daddy, Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, An Essay on Criticism,
On Seeing the Elgin Marbles, Do Not Go Gentle into that Good Night,
The Walrus and the Carpenter and anything by Emily Dickinson
Live, which never sounds like it does in my head: The Merchant of
Venice, Major Barbara, The Mikado, Wicked, Phantom of the Opera,
and any ballet with music by Tchaikovsky
Movies, which are increasingly difficult to distinguish from TV:
Lawrence of Arabia, Ratatouille, Serenity, Pulp Fiction, The Muppet
Christmas Carol (I am serious, the muppets did the best adaptation
of this story to date), The Godfather, Casablanca, and anything by
TV, which I watch more of than I admit: Firefly, Mad Men, FLCL,
House of Cards and all right all right Archer, damn you H Jon
Benjamin and your hilarious voice.
I don't really have strong feelings about music. I listen mostly to
Food, which is an embarrassingly large line-item in my budget: Yes.
Very, very, very yes.