Books - A Song of Ice and Fire, Christie's novels, The Kite Runner,
Peter Pan (yes, I love that book), Life of Pi, To Kill a
Films - Way too many to name. I like films by Tarantino
the most; also Guy Ritchie
and the old
TV - The Wire, Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, Sherlock, Blackadder,
Fawlty Towers, Doctor Who, House, Death Note, Cowboy Bebop,
Coupling, Elementary, The IT Crowd, Spaced, etc.
I'm a guitarist (if I dare call myself that) and prefer complicated
yet elegant music. There has to authentic WOOD in the recording,
and it should be instrument-heavy, I don't care much for vocals,
though I appreciate them when they're well done. King Crimson, Led
Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Guthrie Govan, The Aristocrats, Rush, Jimi
Hendrix, The Doors, etc have been my major influences.
BTW, here's my YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/pickandwhammy
I think video games fits here, so I'll risk coming across as a
geek. Again. But yeah, Contra, Max Payne, Mass Effect, Limbo,
Hitman, Portal, Dragon Age, Modern Warfare, Dishonored, Homeworld,
Mark of the Ninja, Prince of Persia, Assassin's Creed, Splinter
Cell, etc, are some of my favourites.