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Steve Catto

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RL Stevenson, Conan Doyle, Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman

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Steve Catto is an old man, or at least that’s what it says on his birth certificate. He was born in Yorkshire, but his parents took him to Australia when he was six years old and he grew up there, sometimes racing cars across the desert.

He was never very good at school, but the one thing he did learn was how to learn, and he started writing programs for the computer at the local university, much to the disdain of his teachers who told him that he would ‘never make a living out of that rubbish’. In his late teens he returned to the UK, and his parents followed him – which wasn’t what he wanted because he was hoping to get away from them.

His first proper job was in the computer department of an infamous Oxford publishing company, and he subs
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Steve Catto I don't often get stuck completely. What tends to happen is that I'll sometimes reach a point where I want to explain something and I can't get it to …moreI don't often get stuck completely. What tends to happen is that I'll sometimes reach a point where I want to explain something and I can't get it to work properly or it doesn't sound right, so what I'll do is to leave that bit, highlight it in red, and then go on to write something later on in the book. When I come back to it I'll re-read the run-up to it, and I can usually deal with the bit that was troubling me before. If all else fails, I'll sleep on it, and likely as not, I'll wake up in the night and know what needs to be done.(less)
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浒坑故事(一)我的爸爸妈妈

我四十四岁那年过得一直惶恐不安。爸爸就是在他四十四岁那年从浒坑的家中阁楼上摔下来,成了截瘫。我永远也忘不了那个早晨,被一声巨响从睡梦中惊醒,懵懵懂懂中看见二哥飞快跑去厨房的背影。后来爸爸是怎样被抬起来送到医院去的,无论怎样在脑海里搜寻,都找不到一星半点记忆的残片,只记得帮妈妈打扫厨房地上的蠕虫,因为妈妈怕虫子。爸爸是因为爬上阁楼去找死去的老鼠,结果下来时梯子滑开了摔下来的。

那一年我才上小学五年级,还不真正理解爸爸出事对他自己以及全家人的意义。只知道爸爸从此无法正常走路了。接下去的几年,爸爸妈妈经常不在家,四处求医。妈妈迅速地衰老了。

多年以后,我离开家上大学,工作,后来到美国上学,工作。离家越远,记忆中的那个早晨却越发地清晰。就像是手上一不小心割了个口子,初时还不觉得,口子却慢慢变大,越来越疼,不可碰触。从大学二年级开始,爸爸妈妈离开了浒坑,我也再没有回去过。

那个地方,那个早晨,和我家人的噩

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Steve Catto Steve Catto said: " Dear Mr Philpott,

Despite my autocorrect insisting on calling you a very rude name I have persevered with my task and finally managed to persuade it to leave my writing intact for long enough to put my thoughts into words.

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浒坑故事(一)我的爸爸妈妈

我四十四岁那年过得一直惶恐不安。爸爸就是在他四十四岁那年从浒坑的家中阁楼上摔下来,成了截瘫。我永远也忘不了那个早晨,被一声巨响从睡梦中惊醒,懵懵懂懂中看见二哥飞快跑去厨房的背影。后来爸爸是怎样被抬起来送到医院去的,无论怎样在脑海里搜寻,都找不到一星半点记忆的残片,只记得帮妈妈打扫厨房地上的蠕虫,因为 Read more of this blog post »
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