This neighbor of mine is always bragging about how fast he reads. I've been lending him the Song of Ice and Fire novels and sure enough he returns them in a couple of days. But the thing is, I was just talking to him about the one he finished just yesterday and realized that he doesn't understand the book at all. And I don't mean that he misses the deeper themes or subtle aspects of characters, I mean that he gets major plot points wrong and when I mention a character by name he doesn't even know what I'm talking about until I explain who they are. Dude is a grown man, I can't believe that he's so stuck on being a #1 READER GREAT JOB! that he can't even take the time to comprehend what he's reading. I mean it's not hard to tear through a book when all you're doing is looking at letters really quickly.