I recently came across Dive Into Python, a great resource provided by Mark Pilgrim. As I have heard some promising things about the language, I decided to print out the chapters that he has already written. I must say I am quite impressed with the manual and with the language itself. Mark has done a fine job introducing the language in an accessible way, which makes it all the more intriguing.
Give it a read if you have a chance. It’s free, so you have nothing to lose but a little time and perhaps some toner should you print it out.
A. G. IV is also interested in it, so he picked up a couple O’Reilly books on Python which we are both flipping through as well. It’s good stuff.