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The original one from 1800's or whatever? I've been meaning to read that, but haven't got around to it. How is it?
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I read it in high school and loved it.
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This is a tough read (content wise), so I'm kind of sticking to 50-75 pages at most in a sitting, then reading N.K. Jemisin's The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms.
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I read it in high school and loved it.
I recommend getting the old Flatland paired with the 20th century Sphereland.
https://amzn.to/2Saphdc

The old Flatland gives you some ideas about 4th spatial dimension, but it's also social commentary on Victorian English practices (example: women are line segments, and the highest class women waggle their butts all the time & talk incessantly so that the men do not run into danger by running into their sharp butts, which can kill both man & woman. The men are polygons... and the highest class are circles, though they're really just equilateral polygons with so many sides that it's tough to distinguish from circles)...

If you've never read it before, don't get it as an audiobook. It's got drawings.

Sphereland then teaches about non-euclidean geometry, and the curvature of space/general relativity.

Don't get fooled into getting Flatterland (Ian Stewart) - I mean, it expands the concept of geometry even farther, but it's not as fun as the other two.
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Here's Flatland at Project Gutenberg, with the illustrations:
https://www.gutenberg.org/files/201/201-h/201-h.htm
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It's a quick read. The audiobook is less than 4 hours at 1x speed.
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I recommend getting the old Flatland paired with the 20th century Sphereland.
https://amzn.to/2Saphdc

The old Flatland gives you some ideas about 4th spatial dimension, but it's also social commentary on Victorian English practices (example: women are line segments, and the highest class women waggle their butts all the time & talk incessantly so that the men do not run into danger by running into their sharp butts, which can kill both man & woman. The men are polygons... and the highest class are circles, though they're really just equilateral polygons with so many sides that it's tough to distinguish from circles)...

If you've never read it before, don't get it as an audiobook. It's got drawings.

Sphereland then teaches about non-euclidean geometry, and the curvature of space/general relativity.

Don't get fooled into getting Flatterland (Ian Stewart) - I mean, it expands the concept of geometry even farther, but it's not as fun as the other two.

Thanks, I hadn't heard of Sphereland, but I did know about Flatterland, so I appreciate the heads up.
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This is a tough read (content wise), so I'm kind of sticking to 50-75 pages at most in a sitting, then reading N.K. Jemisin's The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms.
It is and so much felt like a dreamlike state to me.

I remember it was a much asked about book on the SAT prep courses, though it was never assigned to me in HS
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It is and so much felt like a dreamlike state to me.

I remember it was a much asked about book on the SAT prep courses, though it was never assigned to me in HS
Very much so. There are times where the narrative grips me and I'm forced to keep reading for another chapter longer than I intended, and times where I have to just dog ear the page and run to my fantasy novel, ha.
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