Oh, yeah, now that I remember, they do recommend nights going later into the evening...But I thought that was quite a bit of hyperbole, especially since I'm a fast reader. I'm sure that's the case at some points, but not the norm. Eventually, you simply run out of helpful things to do.
Saw dashrashi's LSN site. Since she seems to use profanity, one could say that HYP does not necessarily mean class or refinement.
When I started school, 10 pp of a casebook was like 25-50 pp of a general humanities book in college (like, back when you had to read one book a week). Not quite as bad as Absalom, Absalom (10 pp of that in the same time as it took to read 100 pp of And The Band Played On, no *&^%), but legal reading takes f-ing forever. That said, I do think LSC overstates the case. But maybe I'm just not living up to my potential. Always a possibility.
Get a sense of humor, Susan B. Anthony!
I'm going to cut a female dog. With a knife with a brown handle, natch.
Don't judge me. You've not had my life.
Anything in Middle English or any non-Shakespeare Ren Drama, with the exception of Marlowe (who's awesome). I believe it took me approximately thirty hours to read Ben Jonson's "Volpone" and I still had no idea what was going on.Reading Faulkner is a skill, IMO. Some people are naturally good at sort of skimming his nonsense, or keeping up with the long sentences. I actually liked The Sound and the Fury after the first of four parts. Pretty much everyone else hated it.Also, As I Lay Dying FTW. My mother is a fish and all that.
While on the subject of older English literary works: Chaucer in the original Old English has to take the cake, IMHO.