I Want to Show You More- Jamie Quatro, December 10th- Saunders,The Magic Mountain, Anna Karenina, The Tiger's Wife- Obreht, Crowds and Power-- Canetti, The Bathroom-- Toussaint, To The End Of The Land-- Grossman, The Finkler Question-- Howard Jacobson, Nemesis-- Philip Roth, Freedom-- Jonathan Franzen, The Hooligan's Return-- Manea, The Good Soldier- Ford Maddox Ford, Summertime- Coetzee, Suite Francaise-- Nemirovsky, Beware of Pity--Stephan Zweig, The Question of Bruno- Alexander Hemon, Red, and Snow by Orhan Pamuk, First Love-Turgenev, basically anything by W.G. Sebald and Coetzee, and Virginia Wolff, Fatelessness-- Kertesz, Manhood for Amateurs--Chabon, The Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao--Diaz
Food-Marea, Mighty Quinns, La Vara, Lupa, Soccarat, Square Meal, Supper, Union Square (almost any place that will allow me to bring my own wine)
Movies- too many to count--Les Enfants du Paradis, Network (just to give you an idea...)
Everybody dies but not everybody lives...
you have some edge. That would be a positive as long as its not too rough:)
You'll never be bored and you probably will have a LOT OF FUN (assuming we get involved!)
Also, because I collect and DRINK wine--someone who rarely or doesn't drink at all would NOT be a good match.