Infinite Jest, East of Eden, Paradise Lost
(books 1 and 2), Blood Meridian, John Williams' Augustus, The
Brothers Karamazov, 1984, A Clockwork Orange, Oryx and Crake, the
Oresteia, Dangerous Laughter, Never Let Me Go, Watchmen, Mating,
The Orphan Master's Son. Federico Garcia Lorca, Philip K. Dick,
Alfred Bester, Neil Gaiman, Richard Matheson, Theodore Sturgeon,
Stephen King, Brom, lotr.
The Silence of the Lambs, Natural Born
Killers, Moonrise Kingdom, Requiem for a Dream, Nightcrawler, The
Prestige, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Django Unchained, Fight
Club, The Dark Knight, Gattaca, V for Vendetta, AI, My Cousin
The Walking Dead, Black Mirror, House of
Cards, South Park, Game of Thrones, Buffy the Vampire Slayer,
Scrubs. Rick and Morty's pretty funny.
I love some music, like Leonard Cohen's, so
much it hurts, but I can never really seem to find a consistent set
of preferences in terms of genre, etc. I also probably like
whatever's popular right now. Whatever, it's catchy.
Usually, I like to explain everything, but
these are so special they stand on their own. Slate Star Codex
, Mallory Ortberg on The Toast
Other stuff I really like:
Louis CK, Andrew Scott
as Moriarty (him asking for a stick of gum is scarier than anything
most people ever do), Monotropa uniflora
picking out rare dog breeds on the street, animals that are
ugly-cute, and real-life hero dogs (yah I really like dogs. And
pigs. And other earnest, curious creatures).