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this book good for the recycle pile, even my fabulous, highly qualified teacher says there is not enough meat on the bones, explanatins are too sparse, language too complicated too fast, suck transitions, personalized comments and generalizations, want my money back!

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I'm currently working with this book in my Computer Logic course and I totally agree with the reviews posted here. It's awful. We're just about finished with it and I couldn't be happier. I figured if I can get through this horror, Alice 2.0 is going to be a breeze.

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I agree with the previous reviewer.
In a science where everything is literal and exact, this author finds a way to confuse and blur basic computer programming concepts. Those of us who are literary
majors see basic clutter and unclear writing in her style, often interjecting repetitive and unnecessary words in a discussion which hinder comprehension.
This author may be proficient with programming languages, but she is not proficient with the English language. The precision and literal nature of programming does not spill over into her textbooks, and the contrast is apparent.
 

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This book is terrible.
This book is used as a college textbook for a 101 class, but is written so poorly that it is difficult to follow or understand. The writing style is choppy, disconnected and
rarely flows, characteristics that, in my opinion, make the book unsuitable for teaching purposes.
For example, in chapter one, the author writes to always make your programs structured, but does not explain what is meant by structured. The author routines includes examples of poorly written code with labels indicating "don't do this", without offering an explanation of what not to do. To see an example, look at page 15, figures 1-16 and 1-17. The explanation for what not to do and why is convoluted and difficult to understand without a more advanced understanding of programming than the intended reader of this book will have.
There are many comments throughout the book that make little or no sense to me, and some of the analogies are far fetched or confusing.
I have found inaccuracies in the book that cause me to question the author's qualifications in writing college level textbooks, and intend to avoid using this or any other book written in whole or in part by this author.
 

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