Looking back, I realise it wasn't only gym I dreaded at school. Every class was a torment. It wasn't

Looking back, I realise it wasn't only gym I dreaded …

Looking back, I realise it wasn't only gym I dreaded at school. Every class was a torment. It wasn't knowledge I objected to but instruction. Why couldn't they just tell us what books to read and leave us to get on and read them?

Howard Jacobson