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Early stuff by Stephen King and Michael Crichton; Soul of A New
Machine by Tracy Kidder; Syrup, Company, and Jennifer Government by
Max Barry; The Sandman series by Neil Gaiman; everything by Douglas
Adams; most of the Ender books; all the Old Man's War series; John
Irving; and the Takeshi Kovacs series by Richard K. Morgan.
Recently finished: "Liar's Poker" by Michael Lewis, "The Strain
Trilogy" by Chuck Hogan and Guillermo del Toro, and "Lexicon" by
Currently working on: "Robopocalypse" by Daniel Wilson.
NOTE: I will never, EVER,
read anything by Neal Stephenson EVER again.
Vitriolic rant available upon request.
The Matrix, Office Space, The Great Escape, The Sure Thing, Oceans
11 and Oceans 13 (let's all pretend Oceans 12 didn't happen),
Thomas Crown Affair (the new one), The In-Laws (the old one),
Serenity, The Empire Strikes Back, Super Troopers, Better Off
Seinfeld, How I Met Your Mother, The Americans, The Newsroom, Drunk
History, Game of Thrones, Community, Parks and Recreation, Veep,
Portlandia, Firefly, Suits, Archer, The League, Arrested
Development, and have you seen Comedians In Cars Getting
Led Zeppelin, Chemical Brothers, Saliva, Crystal Method, Junior
Brown, Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, Frank Sinatra, The Who,
Thelonious Monk, Frank Popp Ensemble, Smashing Pumpkins, Otis
Redding, Sam Cooke, Blink 182, White Stripes, John Williams.
Stove-top espresso, sushi, a well-made Old Fashioned, filet mignon
and creamed spinach, lobster bisque, any kind of chowdah, sushi,
sweet potato fries, seasoned fries, curly fries, seasoned curly
fries, chili fries, steak-cut fries, cheese fries, disco fries,
poutine, … what was I saying? … oh yeah, Caesar salad with
anchovies, tiramisu, apple pie a la mode.
Oh - and if I had to subsist on beer, cheese, bacon, and bread (and
coffee) for the rest of my life - I would die
happy (and likely from a heart-attack).