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## Main Question or Discussion Point

I must say thusfar I read through chapter one of May's book and chapter 0 of Hatcher's, May is much more clear than Hatcher, I don't understand how people can recommend Hatcher's text.

May is precise with his definitions, and Hatcher's writes in illustrative manner which is not mathematical rigorous from what I know.

I really don't see why there so much hype over Hatcher.

May is precise with his definitions, and Hatcher's writes in illustrative manner which is not mathematical rigorous from what I know.

I really don't see why there so much hype over Hatcher.