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prase comments on A discarded review of 'Godel, Escher Bach: an Eternal Golden Braid' - Less Wrong

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Comment author: prase 16 December 2011 11:57:18AM *  2 points [-]

Isn't that true for any book that some people like it and others not so much, and that it depends on what the person in question is already familiar with? I liked GEB because it was an easy to read good explanation of basic ideas of formal systems and some other stuff as well. If I were already familiar with the ideas, I wouldn't probably finish reading it. But that doesn't mean the book is bad, in the same way as the fact that I don't laugh at a joke I have heard ten times before doesn't mean the joke is bad.