a) Anything written by Philip Pullman. And by Terry Pratchett. Have
been surprised, in a good way, but some thrillers lately, but
love/melodrama does have its charm, too. Started reading the
Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon, was thrilled especially by the
second and third book, gave up halfway up the seventh. Enjoyed
Harry Potter, too.
b) Much of what David Lynch and Quentin Tarantino directed. I do
enjoy some Bollywood from time to time.
c) Shows as in TV shows? I don't watch TV. TV stopped being fun in
1998 or so. Before that, I enjoyed Star Trek (TNG).
d) Most of what is out there, especially when it has guitars,
drums, or keyboards in it. Notably I like Leonard Cohen, Depeche
Mode, Sophia, The Sisters of Mercy, Amon Amarth.
e) Meat cake (ask me about it, it totally rocks, is offensive to
some and could be considered an instant heart attack), or veggie