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Laborious, boring and far too verbose,
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It's frustrating to find an author with such a wealth of knowledge who is unable to communicate it in a way which is easily digestible. There are simply too many unnecessary words in this book. It makes finding the content you want difficult, and learning from the content both laborious and boring. This book would benefit from a ruthless editor who could chop it down to half or even a third of the size whilst losing little of the important concepts of python.
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Initial post: 16 Apr 2014 00:12:21 BDT
The very first page of the preface states that the book is a tutorial (rather than a reference), and I find the easy, inviting, conversational style and hands-on approach reflect this. For those who DO want to find out about the whys and wherefores of the language construction and implementation, I would direct them to the first sentence of the "blurb" on the back cover; viz "... a comprehensive, in-depth introduction to the core Python language ...". The clue is in the words "comprehensive" and "in-depth" which are mutually exclusive to any expectations of brevity.
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