Books: science fiction, historical, crime and
thrillers, Jonathan Carroll, Dickens (David Copperfield is a fave),
Robert McCammon, Murakami, C J Sansom, Lincoln Preston, Dan
Simmons. Currently loving Patricia Highsmith (her books, not the
bigoted old sod she became).
Films: North by Northwest and other Hitchcocks,
Kurosawa, Juenet, Mizoguchi, Antonioni and other foreign directors
who make sound intelligenter, Ice Cold in Alex, High Fidelity,
Grosse Point Blank, sf and horror, comedy, Lord of the Rings, black
and white classics especially old British comedies... Withnail,
anything by Messrs Coen, The Incredibles, loads and loads of
Shows: Doctor Who, Tony Hancock, Walking Dead,
Fringe, Would I Lie to You?, Secret Army, Sherlock, Black Books,
The Wire, Forbrydelsen, Spaced, Brass Eye and Firefly... (poetry),
Only Fools and Horses, How Do You Want Me?, Breaking Bad, A Bit of
Fry and Laurie, etc etc.
Music: All sorts of stuff: current faves are
Arcade Fire, Muse, Joy Division, Ellie Goulding, Ed Sheeran,
Violent Femmes, Plan B and Jamie T, Kings of Leon, Bowie and
Bonobo, Joy Division, Smiths, Mumford and Sons... My favourite band
is still James, though. I’ve stuck with them through thick and
FoodI have a sweet tooth that forever craves
cheesecake and Hob Nobs. Apart from that I like a good roast,
Chinese food, Indian takeaways, a nice salad, chunky soups... Not
keen on seafood, lamb or pork (apart from bacon and sausages!).
Never tried human or squid, willing to nibble on the former.