There's no doubt that this book has been written by an expert and that it provides clear and interesting discussion of the subject of logical fallacy. As a Kindle book, costing only a few pennies, it's also good value for money.
I think the author has missed an opportunity to turn the text, which looks a little like university course notes (and refers to itself as "the programme" at some point, suggesting this further) into a full-blown reference in its own right. If I could change the book, I would deal with:
- A handful of annoying typos which mean you have to work out what the author meant to write, as what is written doesn't make sense
- The ordering of the fallacies - they're clearly related, but seem to be presented in an order that doesn't reflect that
- Duplications within the fallacies - it's unclear whether there are truly 42 distinct fallacies, or whether there are a few core ones with subtle variations on them to watch out for
In places, this book is a field guide showing how to spot these fallacies in action, it would also help if the examples were more consistent, showing the simple cases and then the more subtle cases, explaining perhaps how some of the more subtle cases are truly fallacious.
The book is close to a book of patterns, helping you to identify and deal with fallacies. It might be useful if each fallacy were described a bit more consistently, and maybe even came with some examples for how to counter-argue them. In some cases, the examples give tantalising clues on counter-argument. Conversely, fallacies can be used to unscrupulously win arguments, so it would be interesting to be shown how to apply these fallacies "under the radar".
Overall, this is a promising work on the subject, but feels very much like a hasty repackage of something that had already been written. With a little more work, this could be so much more - perhaps we'll see this in a later revision.