A google search for Lisp tutorials often doesn’t yield a useful result for a newbie: Lots of Tutorials from the late 90s and 80s. Most call it “LISP” (in capitals), and refer to “the interpreter”. This does not reflect reality any more. Here are some more useful introductions to Common Lisp:
- Learning Lisp, the #lisp yabo way
- Practical Common Lisp: upcoming book on CL by Peter Seibel. - highly recommended.
- a short introduction to setting up SBCL and SLIME for new CL users by Dan Barlow
Hope this helps direct the google juice into more modern channels.