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* My favourite fiction books are: Burmese Days by George Orwell, The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger, The Long Goodbye by Raymond Chandler, Lucky Jim by Kingsley Amis, Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy, Of Human Bondage by Somerset Maugham, An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser, The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway, Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, Sophie's Choice by William Styron, Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Portnoy's Complaint by Philip Roth, The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky, The Trial by Franz Kafka, The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas, Great Expectations by Charles Dickens, Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad, Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry, The Red and the Black by Stendahl, Vanity Fair by William Thackerary, Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt, Paradise Lost by John Milton, The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy, Lincoln by Gore Vidal, On the Road by Jack Kerouac, The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown, The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara, The Assistant by Bernard Malamud and Replay by Ken Grimwood.
* My favourite non-fiction books are: Peter the Great by Robert K. Massie, Disraeli by Robert Blake, Truman by David McCullough, The Creators and The Discoverers by Daniel J. Boorstin, The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill and American Caesar: Douglas MacArthur by William Manchester, Walter Lippman and the American Century by Ronald Steel, The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers by Paul Kennedy, A Good Life by Ben Bradlee, The March of Folly and A Distant Mirror by Barbara Tuchman, A History of the English Speaking Peoples by Winston Churchill, The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich by William L. Shirer, The Fifties, The Best and the Brightest and The Powers That Be by David Halberstam, Eisenhower Vol I, II by Stephen Ambrose, Down the Highway: The Life of Bob Dylan by Howard Sounes, The Six Wives of Henry VIII by Alison Weir, My Wicked, Wicked Ways by Errol Flynn, and Bring on the Empty Horses by David Niven.
* Favorite music artists: David Nevue, Alan Jackson, David Lanz, Robert Glasper, George Winston, Jim Brickman, Shakira, The Donnas, Andre Rieu, Pink, Jack Johnson, Secret Garden, Beggie Adair, Avril Lavigne, Beach Boys, Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, Black Sabbath, Bob Dylan, Dave Brubeck, Doris Day, Frank Sinatra, Eagles, Elton John, Foo Fighters, Green Day, Gretchen Wilson, Tim McGraw, Itztak Perlman, John Williams, John Adorney, Johnny Cash, Keith Urban, LeAnn Rimes, Metallica, Nat King Cole, Nirvana, Norah Jones, Amos Lee, Paul Simon, R.E.M., Ray Charles, Robert Plant, Rush, Smokey Robinson, Scorpions, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Woodie Herman, Yanni.