like this tweet if the answer is Godel Escher Bach
— Aella (@Aella_Girl) February 10, 2020
None. I don’t care what anyone thinks of what I read. Have read far too many books for that. GEB, though, is a book that I despise. It’s probably pretty good for eight-year-olds. That’s about the complexity level it’s at. It’s so widely loved because it makes stupid people feel smart without imparting much or demanding much.
GEB is definitely my most loathed book, and one of the few that I’m sad I completed. But in a way it was a good thing. I read that and then resolved to stop reading bad books as soon as I felt like doing so. Since that time I’ve abandoned hundreds upon hundreds of subpar books. In the end, the dreadful GEB saved me much time.