Well one can argue, if you read as slow as a sloth, you might leave out on so many good books. But the point I’m trying to make here is, some books are meant to be read slow and for others, you can go a bit swiftly.
Take for example The Picture of Dorian Gray by Mr Wilde. You just cannot read it on a normal pace. Imagine yourself reading it at your own pace, 60 pages in an hour and then suddenly, the author throws this at you -
“When one is in love, one always begins by deceiving one’s self, and one always ends by deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance.”
You just cannot continue at the same pace. You got to stop, go back a few pages, re-read all that the author said and then ponder over this phrase. Again and Again!
That said, you can read The Lost Symbol at a speeding pace and still feel left behind!