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November 1, 2007
After finishing my book, having been compelled to read the end in one great rush of words from before the trial through the final words, i realized i must have faked reading To Kill a Mockingbird when i was in school. This was also the case with The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Jungle, which i recently reread in the form of a beautifully pastelled graphic novel.

School was mostly like that for me: a lot of faking to cover the real lessons learned in secret. Deep down kinds of lessons, the sort you learn when you are young.