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These are just references, and no reflection of who I am as a
I recently read L'étranger by Camus in French. I've been studying
the language on my own for a few years, and I'm pleased to have
gotten so much out of my first attempt at reading a novel written
in a foreign tongue. Very affecting book, too.
Books: Pride and Prejudice, Have Space Suit—Will Travel, The Quiet
American, Lolita, Ubik, Neuromancer, Alan Hollinghurst, mid-career
Martin Amis, Ian McEwan's Saturday.
Movies: last year I liked Amour, Captain Phillips and Gravity; this
year, I liked Inside Llewyn Davis, Snowpiercer and Boyhood, but
nothing held a candle to 2001: A Space Odyssey in 70MM. I love a
lot of Buster Keaton’s work, The Gold Rush, Rules of the Game,
Nights of Cabiria, Wild Strawberries, From Russia with Love,
Goldfinger, Jean-Pierre Melville thrillers, early Jean-Luc Godard,
the Soviet War & Peace, Stalker, Law of Desire and a lot of
Almodovar, Tarantino, Princess Mononoke, The Bourne Trilogy.
Music: Bob Wills, Leon Russell, Missy Elliot, Lil' Wayne, Wayne
Hancock, Girl Talk, Alarm Will Sound, Hot Club of Cowtown, L7, many
Theater: I always love to see what those crazy kids are doing
Food: the crispy lamb with cumin and chili pepper at Fu Run, a
Mongolian restaurant in Flushing, is the best thing ever and should
be the official state food. I once, however, ordered braised sea
slug, and that is on the top of my list of
musts-to-avoid-in-future. I've taken that bullet for you: don't
order braised sea slug.
All in all, I'm up for something that challenges me.