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Books: A sampling I love horror fiction and have been collecting
some rare, limited signed editions by authors such as Brian Keene,
Joe R. Lansdale, Robert E. Howard and Joe Hill. I've also got some
nice first editions of classic literature including a Steinbeck and
the first appearance in print of Poe's Pit and the Pendulum.
The old pulp fictions are fun too. H.P. Lovecraft, Maxwell Grant,
Kenneth Robeson and I already mentioned Bob Howard.
Then there's the esoteric philosophy side of my little library:
Crowley, Kenneth Grant, The Golden Dawn, John Dee, and Dion
I also like literature and lit crit: James Joyce, Yeats, Foucault,
Zizek, etc. I finally picked up a copy of War and Peace and am
determined to get though it in this lifetime.
Movies: A mixed bag. Zombie films (walking not running zombies);
the Italians, Fulci, Bava, Argento. I also love samurai films,
Yojimbo, Ran, Sword of Doom are most festive. Some artsy fartsy
directors I like include: Bergman, Fellini, and Kurosawa. I also
love classic horror- Universal's monsters are just peachy-Karloff
and Lugosi and Lon Chaney Sr. & Jr.
Music: Another mixed bag. Old punk, rock, classical, opera, Johnny
Cash, Pogues, Ani Difranco, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Diamanda Galas,
Tom Waits, Dead Can Dance, etc.
Food: If it's veggie/vegan I'm all over it.