How do you such reading more effectively? I'd like to condense Middlemarch to half its size.
Do you know Woody Allen's line on this?"I took a speed reading course and read War and Peace in twenty minutes. It's about Russia."
Oh, that's rich, Peter. Thanks!
My "techniques", such as they are, don't work quite so well for fiction. Unless it's the kind of novel that goes, "Chapter the Second: In which George is introduced to work - Strange disappearance of an elderly lady - Being towed by girls: exciting sensation - George buys a banjo". But, as we know, such works are mere trifles and as such may be enjoyed without discernment.