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Music and Sex #2 - in which our hero is taken down a peg but his weekend is saved by rock 'n' roll

8 January 2015 8:03 AM, PST | www.culturecatch.com | See recent CultureCatch news »

Music and Sex: Scenes from a life - A novel in progress by Roman AkLeff (previous installment can be read here)

Walter's biggest adjustment to college life was realizing that he wasn't the hot-shit intellectual he'd thought he was. In high school he hadn't been the smartest guy, but he'd felt like he was up there in at least the top five percent. Here he felt like an idiot at times. Senior year in high school he'd officially been the best player on the chess team, and moreover, first board on the first-place team in their league that year. At Columbia, he lost 24 consecutive speed games to one guy and never managed better than a draw with anybody in the chess club before, feeling frustrated and embarrassed, he stopped attending meetings.

He couldn't stop attending classes, though. In the only one he was taking that wasn't just for freshman, Political Theory, »

- RomanAkLeff

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