Far, far, far too many to list here, besides, it would take me an
age to type! Some of my favourite authors (in no particular order):
Terry Pratchett, Douglas Adams, Haruki Murakami, Neil Gaiman,
Phillip Pullman, have just finished Stephen King's Dark Tower
series, err... I'll think of more later. I've just had a bit of an
Amazon splurge and now have another 8 books to add to my ever
growing "still to read" bookshelf.
As for movies... hmm, I'll give anything a look once really, and if
I like it I'll watch it a hundred times. Some favourite films in no
particular order: Alien, Bladerunner, The Empire Strikes Back,
Jaws, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, anything by Tarantino,
Wes Anderson, Coen Brothers, It's a Wonderful Life, lots of 80's
movies. I do love sci-fi and fantasy but my tastes do extend to all
genres and types. I often find myself putting on some cheesy action
flick, watching it in the background as I skim through design books
I don't really watch TV - actually this is a lie - I don't own a TV
but I watch a lot online, so I'm very picky as to what I watch.
Despise reality TV - it makes me angry, and sad, and worried for
the state of the human race. But things I do watch; QI, Mock the
Week, University Challenge, Futurama, Red Dwarf, Arrested
Development, Breaking Bad, Sopranos, Have I Got News for You. I've
got massive amounts of respect for Charlie Brooker - it feels like
he's one of the few people in the media talking sense.
Food, well again, I'll try pretty much anything once. Thai,
Japanese, Italian, but you just can't beat an excellent cut of
fillet steak, cooked very rare, with a nice glass of red to go with
it. I'm a fairly decent cook - I like good food, no one else is
going to cook it for me!
Music, well, a bit eclectic I think. Again, no particular order;
Daft Punk, Chemical Brothers, Orbital, Underworld, Justice,
Digitalism, Soulwax, Gomez, Beatles, Death in Vegas, Nick Cave,
James, DJ Shadow, Beastie Boys, Rush, Bill Withers, Warm Digits,
John Talabot, plus countless more. I will always have a soft spot
for Eighties cheese too.
I could just keep adding to these lists but whats the point, these
things are better discussed over a bottle of wine.