Read Ernest Hemingway's "The Old Man and the Sea" instead. Great read! And you'll be able to get through it in a day. Seriously, the description is amazing! I figuratively and literally could not put this down. Note to self, it's really hard to eat soup and read at the same time. My copy is now a little chicken-noodley.
“I may not be as stong as I think, but I know many tricks and I have resolution." - Ernest Hemingway, The Old Man and the Sea.