John Gardner's October Light and Franzen's The Corrections are two
stand-outs for me as well as Carver, Phillip Roth (Zuckerman
books), David Markson, Murakami, TC Boyle, Auster (earlier stuff),
Moon and Sixpence, Cakes and Ale, Freedom, Broom of the System,
Music (I write to music): The Sea and Cake, Centro-matic, Let's
Active, Joy Division, Guided by Voices, Minutemen, Sonic Youth,
Savages (just saw them- wow), John Coltrane, Sun Ra, and Pharaoh
Sanders. I love XTC, always have.
Food: sushi, fish and chips (I know a great place), clam chowder.
I'm also teaching myself how to eat healthy after doing a cleanse.
I mostly buy vegetables at the store now and think grapeseed oil is
Movies and tv: Just saw Room 237 about The Shining - amazing. I've
gone through big Ingmar Bergman and Truffaut binges and want to do
the same for Kurosawa (loved The Hidden Fortress). I really liked
The Killing, The Wire, Homeland, Six Feet Under, and The X-Files (I
want to believe!).