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Gene Wolfe's Sun Cycle saga (the Book of the New Sun, the Book of
the Long sun and the Book of the Short Sun) blew my mind when I
first read them. Ursula K LeGuin's the Left Hand of Darkness is
probably the single best novel I've ever read. When I was younger I
enjoyed reading the works of Carlos Cantaneda. I'm not really sure
what to say about it now. I'm in the midst of Iain Banks Culture
series. So good!
I actually don't watch a lot of movies. Though it feels like a
stock answer, I usually enjoy Kubrick's stuff. A Clockwork Orange,
2001 A Space Odyssey, Sparticus; all great. I recently watched Into
the Void and really liked it.
I just discovered Carnivale and the Kingdom (a.k.a. Riget I &
II), and I am loving them. Otherwise, True Detective, Twin Peaks,
Battlestar Galactica (the new series), Caprica, Game of Thrones,
Mad Men, The Wire, Breaking Bad, and Ghost in the Shell: Stand
Alone Complex. Each of those has sucked me in.
My consumption of music is probably not what you'd expect. I don't
like listening to prerecorded music when I can avoid it; give me a
live recording, or a live performance any day. To fully enjoy a
piece of music I need to dismantle it and really understand it in
as much detail as possible. So, I tend to listen to one or two
artists at a time, listening to all of their works, and listen to
it many times. Recently I have been listening to Olivier Messiaen
(all of it), Shostakovich (string quartets), Sigur Ros (still new
to me), Roger Waters (solo work and Pink Floyd).
There isn't much food I don't enjoy. Sushi, Indian, and Thai are
usually my favorites. Mayonnaise is pretty much the grossest
though. I get shivers just thinking about it.