I love to read Dickens, Stephen King, Philip Ardagh and Terry
Pratchett. Recently read lots of Arthur Conan Doyle. Generally
obsessed with Douglas Adams. Other favourites include If Chins
Could Kill by Bruce Campbell, The Writer's Tale - Final Chapter by
Russell T Davies and Benjamin Cook, H. Rider Haggard's She and
Dracula. I like to think I'll read almost anything, as I'll buy
anything even remotely book-shaped in a charity shop.
My favourite film is Ed Wood, although I objectively believe Back
To The Future to be the greatest film ever made. (Come on. It is.)
Other favourites include Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang; The Adventures Of
Baron Munchausen; The Love Bug; The Truman Show; Groundhog Day; The
Haunting (1963); Tremors; Return to Oz and Misery.
I like a fair bit of music, but mostly The Beatles, Radiohead, The
Divine Comedy (and anything to do with Neil Hannon), Arcade Fire,
Elbow and R.E.M. I grew up with Blur, have a soft spot for the
Hives, and enjoy movie soundtracks. (Everything seems to sound like
Hans Zimmer these days, but that's no bad thing.)
As for food, erm, omelettes? Yes. I quite like omelettes. And
french bread. Also spaghetti bolognese that consists largely of
Dolmio. And mashed potato with lots of gravy. Classy, I know.
NB: Since television is clearly meant to be in here, I love to
watch Frasier, (a good episode of) The Simpsons, Eerie Indiana,
Doctor Who, Quantum Leap, The X-Files and early episodes of Buffy
and Angel. Recently watched 30 Rock, liked that a lot. Dad's Army's
great. Oh, Arrested Development.