Ridiculous and pointless. This guy talks about doing in-depth research that, honestly, would be answered if you just read -half- the book. He says stuff about finding out about the society in which the book takes place? Good lord. That's what the book's supposed to do. Take it from a recently-graduated English major: if you can't read the whole book (due to time constraints, extreme work-load, or just down-right laziness), you can still ace the class if you simply PAY ATTENTION TO THE CLASS DISCUSSIONS. No research. No extreme reading. The professor will tell you everything you need in the lectures to get in A in the class.
This guy's an idiot. He makes it harder than it has to be.