That is very interesting! I have seen everyone buys Reversals first, but in fact the first book (Trends) and the second one (Trading Ranges) contain the most important topics, in my opinion, because every reversal is first a TR
and once a trend is under way it's hard to ignore it. Also, about 70% of days (ES) is a type of TR
Besides, book 1 talks about a very important concept: day structure, or types of days, towards the end of the book. It is very important in that it gives you vision and control over your read during the day. I recommend spending some time to read the three books in the correct order, couple of times because there are a ton of details that are not as much discussed in the video course. When reading something you see it and can mark or highlight it but the same thing might be missed in passing in a video.
I hear you on the challenging read that it really is, but you will get used to it after a couple of hundred pages and will speed up. I used to draw what was discussed in the book on paper while reading to see what Al is talking about. For me it was a slow read behind the desk.
Just my two cents, you know. Everyone is different.