a) 'Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell' by Susanna Clarke. 'Sandman'
by Neil Gaiman. Also Pratchett
, David Ives
and Kaufman & Hart
b) 'The Princess Bride', 'Shakespeare in Love', 'Lock Stock...',
'Dr Strangelove', 'Some Like It Hot'. The recent rise of geeky
fantasy, superhero and video game movies also pleases me. Some of
them are even quite good!
c) Historically: Press Gang, Knightmare, Life on Mars, Ally McBeal.
More recently: Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, Doctor Who (although
only 49% of the episodes are worth watching. Seriously, 49%. I have
a spreadsheet of them and everything).
d) Anything with it's roots in rock, from classic rhythm and blues
rock, right the way through the decades to melodic metal and
rock-tinged dance & electronica. I especially like a lot of
goth and alt rock.
e) Anything containing pineapple, chilli, or preferably both. I'm a
pioneer of mexican-hawian-italian cuisine, or possibly just a man
who thinks that spicy pineapple bolognese is a good idea (it
I also bake.