Books: Polonius: "What do you read, my lord?" Hamlet: "Words,
words, words". My all time favourite is 1984 by George Orwell. I've
read a lot of Palahniuk, Houellebecq, Bukowski and Coetzee lately
but don't hold it against me and don't ask me to pronounce their
surnames. I've also been reading Cormac McCarthy and I can
pronounce that so I'd have led with that if you were asking me in
Music: "Writing about music is like dancing about architecture",
Frank Zappa once said. So I won't try to describe my taste, but I
like good music of almost any genre and often go to concerts.
Movies: I prefer plot to an enormous special effects budget.
Favourites include Being John Malkovich, Eternal Sunshine of the
Spotless Mind, Fight Club, Annie Hall, A Clockwork Orange, Lost in
Translation, There Will Be Blood, Delicatessen, Dead Man, The
Apartment. And Pink Flamingos made me feel physically ill and yet I
really want to see it again?!
Food: I'm vegan and like most things that didn't come out of an
Art (I'm unilaterally adding this category): Goya, Courbet,
Schiele, Soutine, Beckmann, Debuffet, Bacon, Freud, Twombly,
People (Yep this too): Charlie Brooker, Jesse Armstrong, John
Waters, Louis Theroux, Rowland S Howard, Marieke Hardy, Sarah
Silverman, Steve Buscemi.