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Books wise, I'm a big fan of Mark Twain (his factual stuff, Life on
the Mississippi and The Innocents Abroad being two particular
favourites). I also like Jules Verne, Philip K Dick, Terry
Pratchett, David Foster Wallace and a few other odds and ends (I
also really like Bill Bryson but again that's more factual writing.
I've met him in person and he was lovely).
Films are pretty eclectic. Downfall, Fantastic Mr Fox (the Wes
Anderson version), Stop Making Sense and the Aliens trilogy, to
give an example of a few favourites. I watch quite a few films
through Netflix, so if I were to list everything good I've seen
recently it'd take quite a while, but I do love a good film.
Shows, I've just started getting into Breaking Bad (about 4 years
after everyone else, it seems), Archer, Futurama, assorted BBC 3
comedies such as the IT crowd, I am Not an Animal, and pretty much
everything Graham Linehan, Chris Morris and Steve Coogan have ever
Musically, I tend like my electronic stuff. Things like Hot Chip,
LCD Soundsystem, Simian Mobile Disco, Justice, Boys Noize, Ratatat,
Vitalic etc, but I'm diverse in my tastes (a cliche but it's the
Food, I have a big sweet tooth and I also like Chinese stuff, but
my heart really belongs to Nandos. I'm pretty omnivourous though,
and I'm good with just about any style of food you choose to