An Apple guru reads and re-reads and then reads some more? Technical manuals? Nope, Proust. How cool is that? And in the original French. My college French never reached that level. Camus? Oui. Proust? Non.
This is an interesting essay for us Proust afficionados. Take a look. Thoughts on Reading Proust Again
The author is right. Proust is not difficult. Lots of characters, but after a few reads they're like old friends. Long sentences and no dialog tags? Check, but one gets used it this. I am still reading about Albertine living in Marcel's family apartment in Paris and going out every afternoon to do what? The narrator thinks the lady is up to no good. He's probably right.