I blame you totally. Since I began reading your novel my sleep pattern has been totally altered. The lack of sleep caused extreme fatigue. This, coupled with my mind frequently slipping from concentrating on my work to anticipating what was going to happen next in the plot, caused my normal efficiency to become faltered. It's OK though. I am more than happy to have sacrificed efficiency for the tremendous pleasure I received from reading the book. Many memories were revived from my own teaching experience. I will read this book again. I can't wait for the movie. I also hope you do not make me wait another 35 years for your second novel. A sequel maybe? I loved the format in which you chose to write. Congratulations on a great success.