I have read Blanchard and didn't like it so well. Too confusing. Mankiw's book is the best macro book at this level that I have read. It is incredibly well presented and explained. He is clear like glass and one topic flows into the next like a hand to a couture glove. Admittedly there's not much maths in it but frankly there's so much covered (550 pages) that adding in sufficient maths would make this gargantuan and probably wouldn't sell much. This is a book about generally understood economic ideas and tenets and the job done is splendid. From here, and assuming you know the maths, I'd suggest tackling Wendy Carlin's Macroeconomics if you want to get your teeth into some harder stuff.
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