Joe

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Gender MALE
Occupation Bookseller
Location Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Introduction I'm a 30-something blogger in Edinburgh, once sacked by my former employer for comments on the blog. I'm a bookseller and a serious book and movie fan, also posting reviews on books, graphic novels and movies regularly. The rest of my time is spent in thinking up smartarse comments, tickling my cats and supporting my local brewery.
Interests books, comics, graphic novels, writing, book groups, movies, music, cats, chocolate, real ale, curry, fencing, photography
Favorite Movies Cyrano de Bergerac, LA Confidential, Dark City, Donny Darko, Gross Pointe Blank, Amelie, The Usual Suspects, Memento, Interview with the Vampire, Casablanca, Citizen Kane, The Big Blue, Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, Heathers, Excalibur, Spirited Away, Near Dark, Manhattan, Wristcutters, all Laurel & Hardy, Buster Keaton and Harold Lloyd movies, all classic (Fred Quimby period) Tom and Jerry movies, Bugs Bunny, Blade Runner, Apocalypse Now, Serenity, Strings, The Prestige
Favorite Music Mozart's Requiem and Don Giovani, anything by Bartok, Metamorphoses by Philip Glass, Little Earthquakes album by Tori Amos, anything by the Flash Girls, Queen, Nirvanna, Sisters of Mercy, the Cure, Manic St Preachers, Jimi Hendrix, Pixies, Eels, My Bloody Valentine - Loveless, anything by Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, John Lee Hooker, Muddy Waters, Johnny Cash. Currently enjoying Metric, the Church, Julie Holland, Regina Spektor, Emeliana Torrini, Philip Glass
Favorite Books Interview with the Vampire, American Gods, The Sandman series, Hellboy series, V for Vendetta, Watchmen, The Baroque Trilogy, Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Vellum, City of Saints and Madmen, Shriek: an Afterword, anything by Iain M Banks, Ken MacLeod, Charlie Stross, James Lovegrove, Mike Carey, Jim Butcher, Robert Louis Stevenson, Mattotti, Jorge Luis Borges, Chris Ware, Daniel Clowes, Paul Chadwick's Concrete series, Jan Seigel's Propsero's Children, Ursula Le Guin, Alfred Bester, poetry by Edwin Morgan, Norman MacCaig, Carol Ann Duffy, Liz Niven, anything by Alex Robinson