The author gives good examples throughout the text.
If you want to learn a language that will awaken you and teach you how to think about programming in a new light, then I highly recommend reading this book.
When i decided to buy this book, i knew nearly nothing about Common Lisp other than some myths.
This book was a gift to my grandson who is interested in computer programing. He was very happy to get it. Read morePublished 8 months ago by David L Agostini
Reviewers who mention this as an "old" title might be missing the more recent fact that Dover has republished this classic with comments (and web resources) as recent as 2006 and... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Let's Compare Options Preptorial
This was the second programming book I ever read and that was in 2011. Although very old I learned a lot and enjoyed it .
Very good intro to Lisp. Read more
This is a wonderful book. It can be read easily by someone who has never programmed before. And for experienced programmers who are not familiar with lisp, or are vaguely familiar... Read morePublished 17 months ago by NoName
I had an introduction to LISP about 25 years ago. I still keep a hand in programming (but that's not my profession). Read morePublished 18 months ago by Charles D. Schrock
I'll begin this review by stating that I have not finished reading Touretzky's book and, in addition, I am using this text mainly as a review of LISP. Read morePublished 18 months ago by music man
If I could start my programming education over again, I would definitely start here. It would make picking up more mainstream languages a bit easier. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Rob Ryley
Just bought the Kindle edition and tried to read it on the PC & Android. All formatting was lost, so the book was completely illegible. Read morePublished on July 2, 2011 by Keith
This book introduces Common Lisp, but I used it to learn the basics of Clojure. To avoid getting confused by the differences from Common Lisp and Clojure, I watched Rich Hickey's... Read morePublished on November 16, 2010 by Mr E