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Excellent Book for a Beginner
on December 1, 2003
I don't usually go for "QuickStart" books, but I decided to spring for this one...
Honestly, it was the best investment a Python beginner like me could have made. First, I find the author's style clear and concise. Concepts are presented in a logical order. His examples range from the simple "proof of concept" ones to more involved ones, but all are easy to try out. Not only that, he covers a wide range of topics - so you get the fundamentals you need.
Most importantly for me, the book was easy to read. I could pick it up and refer to it for a topic and not have to wade through pages of dense text to get to the core. All in all, a well organized, well written and invaluable resource for any new python programmer.