This textbook is exceptionally detailed, but written in such a manner so that the basics of biochemistry are easy to understand. At the beginning of each chapter is a 'waiting room' section where it introduces two or three 'patients' with relevant conditions to the chapter and the reasons that lead these patients to seek medical advice. It then refers back to these 'patients' throughout the chapter. These clinical references are extremely useful, particularly for medical students as it draws the subject of biochemistry in with clinical medicine, as other biochemistry books may not. This for me was a definite plus point; it makes biochemistry seem a lot more interesting.
There are plenty of diagrams in the book to illustrate ceratin ideas. The diagrams are well presented and annotated, which I believe helps in the understanding of the subject. It is also well split up. Firsly into general sections and then into more specific chapters which makes it easy to look quickly and accurately for the information that you require. In each chapter, there are questions and answers which are useful to check your progress and as to whether you really understand that particular part of biochemistry.
The only problem with this book is that by only having a quick look at it, it can be off-putting. The contents don't look that interesting as all the text is written in only two colours, which I know is a minor point. My advice though would be to look further into it, and then buy it!