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Sunday, February 9, 2014

Meet the Real Reb MacRath: Part 6

Let's continue our fearless revolt against authors who won't give you the time of day about their spiritual makeup--the very stuff, you might say, that fuels what they bring to the page. For today, here's a series of pet passions, things that ring my bells and sometimes curl my toes. I, Reb MacRath, am inordinately fond of:

READING
Mystery/Thriller Authors (*=ebooks)
Lawrence Sanders
Michael Connelly
James Lee Burke
Trevanian
Raymond Chandler
Dash' Hammett
Sue Grafton
*Brad Strickland
*Bill Kirton
*Valerie Laws
*D J (Debbie) Bennett

Ancient Classics
Ovid
Horace
Catullus
Tacitus
Homer

19th Century
Byron
Pushkin
Dickens
Oscar Wilde

Contemporary Literary (*= those I've read on ebooks)
Mark Helperin
Truman Capote
Gore Vidal
*Leverett Butts
*Catherine Czerkawska
*Dennis Hamley
*Valerie Laws
*Chris Longmuir

Poetry--Modern
Yeats
W H Auden
Leonard Cohen

WRITING
In this order, I enjoy:
Research
Revision/editing
The mudpie phase of the first draft

FILMS
Directors
Sam Peckinpah
Alfred Hitchcock
Quentin Tarantino
Brian DePalma

Actors
William Fichtner
James Coburn
Gene Hackman
Brad Pitt
Lee Marvin
Richard Boone
Tom Cruise

Fave Movies
The Wild Bunch
Straw Dogs
The President's Analyst
Harry in Your Pocket
Kill Bill 1 and 2
North by Northwest
The Exorcist
Jaws

MUSIC
Rod Stewart
Leonard Cohen
Brian Wilson
George Gershwin
John Lennon
Amy Weinhouse
Eminem
Bob Marley

TV SHOWS
Breaking Bad
House of Cards
The Good Wife
Chicago PD
Prison Break
The Blacklist
Boston Legal
Have Gun Will Travel
Invasion (canceled after one season)


FOOD
Oh, I try to eat well and do love a good salad or Green Superfood smoothie, etc. But I must confess:
There is nothing I love better than:
CHICKEN PARMESAN!

2 comments:

  1. Your tastes are quite varied. You must be a hit at parties ;) Where's the mention of your occasional indulgence: Cherry Twilight ice cream?!

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  2. Felicia, you're right. Will fix that tomorrow!

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