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I have some background of algebraic geometry.

I am now trying to study schemes from book Geometry of schemes by Eisenbud and Harris.

I was checking recommendations for books on algebraic geometry and see that one user suggested this book but with a comment

Oh, I'm a big fan of the book. I'm just warning that if you read it all the way through, you still won't know the 'basics' of algebraic geometry.

I am now confused whether to continue reading this or try some other book. I like the presentation as of now, I am looking at first chapter, studying local ring at a point.

I would like to hear users view about this book. I understand that this question has no single answer and it is more like a personal opinion question but I could not stop my self asking about this.

Even hartshorne's book has following review

The student who wants to get through the technical material of algebraic geo- metry quickly and at full strength should perhaps turn to Hartshorne’s book, however, my experience is that some graduate students (by no means all) can work hard for a year or two on Chapters 2–3 of Hartshorne, and still know more-or-less nothing at the end of it.

What am I supposed to do now.

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    $\begingroup$ If there is a faculty member at your institution that can advise you, I recommend that you bring this question to that advisor. $\endgroup$ – Jason Starr Nov 27 '16 at 21:39
  • $\begingroup$ You might consider Ravi Vakil's notes, also: math.stanford.edu/~vakil/216blog I think both of your choices (Hartshorne, and Eisenbud/Harris) are good places to start. People's comments amount to the fact neither book is perfect for everyone, which should not be surprising. Maybe try moving back and forth between all three until a favourite emerges. $\endgroup$ – David Steinberg Nov 27 '16 at 21:41
  • $\begingroup$ @JasonStarr I would ask advisor as well. I just want to know general opinion on studying from others as well. $\endgroup$ – user37663 Nov 27 '16 at 21:47
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    $\begingroup$ You might also want to check Gortz and Wedhorn for schemes. The thing with algebraic geometry is that rarely if ever do books literally overlap. You could read two books on basic algebraic geometry cover to cover and still not know all the contents of the third and that's okay. It's a huge subject. Whatever book you choose I would advise you to strive for the simplest most intuitive possible explanation (in your opinion) for any thing you read so that it sinks in. I would also recommend "commutative algebra with a view towards algebraic geometry" for the algebra. $\endgroup$ – Saal Hardali Nov 28 '16 at 1:03
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    $\begingroup$ @SaalHardali I took course with AM as reference text and I am comfortable with algebra in that $\endgroup$ – user37663 Nov 28 '16 at 1:14

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