Perfume, Slaughter-House 5, Harry Potter, The Picture of Dorian
Gray, Day of the Jackal, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, The Caves
of Steel, Hitchhikers Guide to The Galaxy, The Power of Myth. The
James Bond books were entertainingly outdated.
Recently finished: Carrie — Finally broke my King cherry (I'm not
counting his terrific memoir On Writing). I'm usually a total, 100%
sucker for the epistolary approach, but it weirdly didn't work for
me here, but it's a really fun book none the less.
The Disaster Artist — Greg Sestero's tabloidy tell-all book about
the making of The Room: the "greatest bad movie ever made," and its
mysterious, bat shit insane creator Tommy Wiseau. It was
Currently reading: 2666 — Roberto Bolaño's awesome (so far)
doorstop about literary scholars from opposite sides of the globe
who simultaneously become obsessed with a mysterious German author
with an Italian name.
Holy Motors, Drive, Adaptation, The Holy Mountain, The Royal
, Brazil, Metropolis, Blade Runner, Airplane!
, Network, Se7en
, High Noon, 400 Blows,
Taxi Driver, The Dreamers, The 3rd Man
, Pulp Fiction, Jackie
Brown, Jurassic Park, Bicycle Thieves, Wages of Fear, Lawrence of
Arabia, Sky Captain, Indiana Jones (1-3), Fargo, Goodfellas
, Chinatown, Trainspotting
Conversation, Dark City, The Good the Bad and
, Kagamusha, Faster Pussycat Kill! Kill!, Le Samurai,
La Femme Nikita, anything by Chaplin or the Marx Brothers. I could
go on and on and I will at the slightest provocation!
Louie, Game of Thrones, Adventure Time, Star Trek (big time),
Battlestar Galactica, House, Flight of the Conchords, Mad
, Futurama, Mystery Science Theater
, Extras, Breaking Bad, I Love Lucy, Bob Newheart Show,
Taxi, Monty Python, Rescue Me, Arrested Development.
Right now I'm in kind of a Glam Rock phase but the music I listen
to is reasonably wide ranging:
Be Your Own Pet, Cab Calloway, Wilco, Decemberists, Springsteen,
Wire, Queen, Ennio Morricone, The Rolling Stones
Dylan, The Black Keys, Arcade Fire, The Beatles, Dresdon Dolls, New
York Dolls,The Who, The Ramones, Pink Floyd, The Kinks, The Clash
, Iggy Pop, Meat
Loaf, CSNY, Nick Cave, The White Stripes, Buddy Guy, Pixies, Son
House, Howlin' Wolf, My Morning Jacket, Wolfmother, Bo Diddley,
Nina Simone, Leadbelly, Cat Power, Louie Armstrong, The XX, LCD
Soundsystem. I'm always looking for new music to listen to.
NPR is also constantly on in my house.