This is an odd one. I am scifi geek at heart, I always loved the
way the novelist Iain Banks described it.
To create a fiction novel its like painting a portrait, you need to
pick out every detail of that person to their finest nuances. To
create Science fiction its like creating a tapestry, the detail is
still there but you must create the world its framed around.... The
characters still have to be as rounded and real but it needs a back
ground imagined by the author too.
However my favorite book, of all time is Lolita. Its garnered a
sordid reputation because of its subject matter, and there is no
doubt about it the book is sordid. But the author wrote it with
such skill, that not a single graphic account of what happens is
described just implied. I could go on forever about this book but i
will leave it there for now....!
but here's a quick list of books that have wowed me and i refuse to
take down from my book case. The wasp factory, 1984, Illium,
Hyperion, Flowers for Algernon, The rats, The Prince, Peridido
Street station, Fahrenheit 451, Vurt, Starship Troopers (its a
really good book promise!), Things fall apart, The history of
western philosophy and A load of HP Lovecraft stuff.
Musically I have a broad but random taste. I love metal, i love
drum and bass, and dubstep but my Ipod is home from everything from
DJ Shadow to Tool.
Film wise, the best film ive ever seen was Seven Samurai or
Schindler's list, my favorite film however is Ghostbusters!