I've been reading Cronenberg on Cronenberg, a book I thought might be a little pretentious/arty/ bourgeois, but is actually one of the best books about film and film-making I've ever read, if not one of the best books in general. Not only is David Cronenberg incredibly and almost disturbingly intelligent (no surprise there), but his interviews are just so articulate, and the book's editor does an amazing job at making Cronenberg's evolution and career interesting. The whole thing is just very easy to read, like I find a lot of British English-language writings to be. There's just so much jam-packed in this book: Canadian culture (vs American and other cultures); the labors and loves of film-making; the creative process and the doubts and excitements therein; and, most refreshingly, David opening up about his personal life and perhaps his most personal film, The Brood.
The book has given me a lot of insight (I'm about halfway thru) and I really admire how David takes an apolitical stance to life and just employs critical thinking, sometimes (often!) coming up with persepectives that run counter to political correctness, anthropomorphism, liberalism, the zeitgeist, etc. A very independent thinker and artist.