a) Atlas Shrugged, The Count of Monte Cristo (currently working on
Three Musketeers.) The last book I purchased was a volume of 200
New York Times Sunday crossword puzzles. I like hard-boiled
detective stuff like Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler, and
also parts of the nerd canon like Douglas Adams.
b) Blade Runner, The Big Lebowski, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas,
Breakfast at Tiffany's, V is For Vendetta.
c) The theme from "Mr. Belvedere," Johnny Cash, Muse, Neil Diamond,
"Puttin' On The Ritz" (any artist,) "Weird Al" Yankovic.
d) Indian, Italian