I would appreciate the rationale behind marking this as spam.
It was flagged because it promotes a commercial product and there’s nothing to discuss at the direct link. The flagger didn’t see the sample chapters in the story description.
And then the meta comments are getting flagged as off-topic, which is appropriate for “why was I flagged” conversations.
Got it, thanks for the explanation. (I had considered linking to the sample chapters directly, but instead opted for the “canonical” URL with links in the description)
Probably someone thought “object-oriented = bad. functional = good”. I did hear good things about this book personally.