Things that shaped who I am...

... or that I just really, really, REALLY like!

If you find your interests (books, movies, music) lie along similar lines, feel free to drop me a line and share some of your other favourites. I'm always in search of "new classics"... :)

Favourite books

J.R.R. Tolkien Lord of the Rings trilogy
The Hobbit
Douglas Adams Hitch Hiker's Guide To The Galaxy series
Dirk Gentley's Holistic Detective Agency
The Long Dark Tea-time of the Soul
Terry Pratchett Discworld series
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Sherlock Holmes short stories, and the 4 novels
Frank Herbert Dune series
Douglas Hofstadter Godel, Escher, Bach
Metamagical Themas
Alexandre Dumas The Count of Monte Cristo
The Three Musketeers
George Orwell Animal Farm
Ray Bradbury Fahrenheit 451
Aldous Huxley Brave New World
Robert Jordan Wheel of Time series
Piers Anthony the Xanth novels
C.S. Lewis the Narnia novels (Aslan, et al.)
Michael Crichton Sphere
H.G. Wells The War of the Worlds
Tom Clancy Red Storm Rising
favourite comics Asterix
Tytus, Romek i Atomek

Favourite movies

Sci-Fi Star Wars old trilogy (the prequels suck)
Lord of the Rings trilogy by Peter Jackson
General Requiem for a Dream
Fight Club
Anime Akira
Ghost in the Shell
The Ninja Scrolls

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
For a Few Dollars More
Once Upon a Time in America
actually, any Western with Clint Eastwood or Lee Van Cleef

War The Great Escape
Dirty Dozen
other Jesus Christ Superstar
Dirty Harry series
South Park (yeah, offensive... but it's so damn funny!)

Favourite music

most "Classical"
a lot of movie soundtracks
most "Industrial/Ambient"
Art of Noise
Andrew Lloyd Weber stuff
all Danny Elfman stuff
all John Williams stuff
Janet Jackson
most "Eighties" music
Nine Inch Nails
Pink Floyd
Village People

Things that I find interesting in general

  • Mythology
  • History, mostly Medieval
  • Philosophy
  • Religion in general, Zen especially
  • Economics
  • Creative Writing
  • Chess and math puzzles
  • Human Psychology
  • Art (paintings circa 1500 - 1850)
  • Submarines and Spaceships (I just find cramped sardine cans that transport people through inhospitable media very fascinating for some reason)