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.
I enjoyed this book, and learned from it.
I found many of the concepts discussed therein to be valid and highly relevant; however, they were, I thought, explored with... Read more
If you liked Godel-Escher-Bach, this is an updated version. Makes similar use of the "conversations between symbolic characters" vignette technique, but Hofstadter's been... Read morePublished 5 days ago by Ryan Essex
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 3 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