I'd recommend the book for anyone looking to get into serious functional programming.
I found this the most Haskell'ish of the Haskell books I have read; succinct, concise, compact, in fact, very much in the spirit of Haskell itself.
The "pretty pictures" paradigm, as I so call it, left us with a thousand times more questions than answers.
Informative with interesting examples. The guy who wrote chaired the committee that developed the language. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Skwisgar Skwigelf
We used this book for a portion of a programming languages course I am currently taking. The book is a classic example of an emerging 21st-century computer science teaching... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Computer Science Student
The concepts in the book are great. It is fairly easy to follow. The problem is most of the examples are based upon a graphics library that doesn't exist any longer. Read morePublished on January 23, 2011 by B. Robidoux
I found this the most Haskell'ish of the Haskell books I have read; succinct, concise, compact, in fact, very much in the spirit of Haskell itself. Read morePublished on June 11, 2010 by PIETER GREYLING
I have to agree with a variety of reviewers who describe this book as an excellent read but not a good place to learn Haskell. Read morePublished on December 27, 2008 by J. Keene
I admit, I did not read the book very much. I looked through it and the format of everything was really weird. Read morePublished on April 7, 2008 by Max
Granted I am new to Haskell and to some degree functional programming. I thought this book would be really cool, pretty much an ideal book on a subject matter that I am very... Read morePublished on April 3, 2008 by JH