However, far more readers have since written reviews on Amazon in other countries and the impartial site Reddit that were not so positive:
- "I really wanted to like this book."
- "frustrated by the author's inability to illustrate his point"
- "I came away from Real World Haskell still not able to make heads or tails of the language."
- "failed my expectations"
- "I must say I'm disappointed"
- "I was quite surprised and annoyed"
- "the organisation is terrible"
- "I am baffled by the amount of praise the book is getting"
- "this is exactly how not to do software development"
- "i have a decent prior knowledge of functional programming and even i found myself questioning the presentation of topics"
- "If RWH gets such great reviews it's because the rest sucks"
- "It was rushed out to cash in on the Haskell fad which is only among Haskell fanboys"
Fortunately, the authors have agreed to write a second edition of the book that will hopefully address all of these issues.