Old school: The Who, David Bowie, Led Zeppelin, Ramones, Joan Jett
Too cool for school: Arcade Fire, The National, Cat Power
School of rock: Sleater-Kinney, Nine Inch Nails, Yeah Yeah Yeahs
My favorites. Over and over. They include Margaret Atwood, Cormac McCarthy, Phillip Pullman, Octavia Butler, and more. Recently discovered the joy and pain of Lionel Shriver, and I'm always up for a bit of dystopia and quality sci-fi.