In the book "The Black Hole War" by Leonard Susskind, he states that a person can live past the event horizon (to a certain point, of course) in a massive black hole because "the horizon of the larger black hole would be so large that it would almost appear flat. Near the horizon, the gravitational field would be very strong but practically uniform." Although the gravitational field would be uniform, wouldn't the person be accelerating too fast into the black hole that he would be compressed, either horizontally or vertically depending on the position of the person? (Gravity's strength is so strong that even light can't escape past the event horizon, meaning that acceleration by gravity exceeds that c?) I thought a person can "feel" acceleration although there is no air? I may be thinking too much. Thank you in advance!