This is a very basic and most definitively a naive question but coming from a student it is probably OK.

I am trying to learn representation theory of (linear) algebraic groups and looking for a an easy resource. The books and notes which I have come across start with extensive knowledge of algebraic geometry (which is essential for a comprehensive treatment) but coming from a weak background of mathematics by the time you absorb all that you are exhausted.

I am wondering if there is another way to get into representation theory of algebraic groups without worrying too much about algebraic geometry part. We have tried to go through the famous books (Humphreys, Springer, Borel), although excellent but too much for a beginner only interested in representation theory part to start with.

Any help will be highly appreciated.