reading it atm, it's actually bretty good>>11862599
scheme is actually great once you learn to see beyond all the parentheses.
The beauty emerges when you realize just how expressive the language is despite having perhaps the simplest possible syntax of any language. The syntax of scheme can pretty much be fully described in one sentence: function application (which is an expression) is (function <expr1> <expr2>...) where <expr> is an expression. The syntax of most other languages cannot be so simply expressed. I'd suggest going through the book with a more modern Scheme variant than MIT scheme like Racket or Chicken if it's off-putting to you though.