Sadly, after reading this book, I feel that I've learned very little apart from what was in GEB.
Sometimes you're in the mood to follow a complex analogy through a fantasy example, and sometimes you're just not.
I quit after the first third of the book, and I feel like reading that much was a waste of time.
Why the 5 star rating? Because the work is well thought out, very well written, entertaining and thought provoking.
I really enjoyed the personal writing style. Read more
I kept taking this book out of the library and finally decided to get my own copy. It takes a little re-reading but I found it to be interesting.Published 2 months ago by Richard Wyant
I loved Goedel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid. I grooved to Metamagical Themas. I had my mind blown a second time by Fluid Concepts and Creative Analogies. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Timothy Knox
Hofstader is certainly thought-provoking in this expansion of the philosophical ponderings initiated in his magnum opus Godel, Escher & Bach. Read morePublished 3 months ago by J. Keyser
This book takes a lot of concentration, but reveals many insights into the workings of brilliant minds over the past couple of hundred years.Published 7 months ago by A. George
This is a very important book. It's by far, the most sincere, straightforward book you can find on the 'strange loop' issue, which I think is a central subject of any future... Read morePublished 7 months ago by hernan_eche
Brilliant exposition of the nature of consciousness. Hofstadter at his best, except for Godel, Escher, Bach. Should be read by all.Published 7 months ago by Henry R. Feldman
When I received Hofstadter's book I Am a Strange Loopand read the title I immediately thought, "how obvious! Read morePublished 8 months ago by Tikkun37
The concepts are very interesting and it makes you think about what is consciousness and reality. That part of the book I loved. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Dave W