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My weekend

with Samit Basu, author

Bought more films – best pick was landmark anime film Akira, though Cinema Paradiso is always a good acquisition. Watched more Woody Allens, Bananas very tasty, also ate at Andhra Bhavan. This was Saturday lunch, and Im still full. Up all night Saturday night talking, laughing hysterically at remembered tales of throwing chairs at teachers and climbing out of windows and chasing mad librarians down stairs and explaining to Stoob that the key to understanding me is knowing that Maxwell’s Silver Hammer is my favourite Beatles song. Heard lots of scary stories too…times that people I thought i knew everything about have been, well, mistreated as children, or almost lynched by angry mobs. Slept sporadically through Sunday. Some other stuff happened, significant, but cant remember what. Extremely memorable Monday morning, though.

February is almost here. This time last year, I was winding up in Telegraph, getting sent to Goa as reward for four cover stories on the trot, and vaguely heading outlookwards. How time flies, etc.

as told to Samit Basu


About Samit Basu

Novelist. Best known for fantasy and science fiction work. Most recently, The City Inside (Tordotcom)/Chosen Spirits (Simon and Schuster)


3 thoughts on “My weekend

  1. Hey stop plagiarising my thoughts – Maxwell’s Silver Hammer is my favourite Beatles song too (close race with I am the Walrus and O-bla-dee O-bla-daa)
    But I still don’t understand you

    Posted by Jabberwock | January 24, 2005, 8:18 am
  2. you cant plagiarise unpublished material. so get yourself a new song. this ones taken. as were the wombats, vigorously, last evening.

    Posted by samit | January 24, 2005, 8:22 am
  3. I loved Cinema Paradiso. It was a Val Day gift. “Toto! Toto!”

    Posted by BridalBeer | January 30, 2005, 3:35 pm

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January 2005


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