Hi, I spent a few months programming with Delphi and enjoyed it, but found it too restrictive; ultimately I would like to program in C++. So on the advice of this website and others I went out and bought Kernighan & Ritchie's 'The C Programming Language'. Now I feel I've hit a brick wall. Why is this book so strongly recommended? I just can't get my head around those functions, and find the exercises impossible. It's made me think maybe I'm just not cut out for C. Has anyone else felt the same and if so how did you overcome it? I'm thinking of just forgetting about the exercises and reading the whole thing from cover to cover and then getting stuck straight into C++ with a book like Teach Yourself C++ in 21 Days. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.