Dark Fantasy and any book by William Gibson are sure fire hits with
me. I tend to stick more to Science Fiction though. Cyberpunk and
other Dystopian themes appeal to me.
The Tao Te Ching, by Lao Tzu was a great read, but I didn't fully
understand it until I had much more experience in life. Right now
I'm working my way through a bit of Nietzsche.
In the realm of movies, I like, again, Science Fiction. But I enjoy
pretty much anything that has an interesting story or concept.
Bladerunner, Aliens, Inception, Memento, and The Fountain are some
of my all time favorites. One movie I came across recently which I
really liked was an animated film called "The Illusionist" that
came out in 2010. I thought it was very artistic because they had
very little dialogue, old fashioned animation, and a very simple
story that still managed to be profound, entertaining and engaging.
It was a welcome relief from today's action-packed, CGI-heavy
I like a variety of music which is consistently fringe. Trance
makes for some good work out music. Mum is great for relaxing. Juno
Reactor for when I feel like turning up the volume. Crystal Castles
has some great music, as well as Royskopp.
Indian and Thai are probably two of my favorites. As a side note:
if you ever find yourself on Okinawa, check out CoCo's they have
the spiciest curry on the island.