This is a short book, but that's a GOOD thing! I wanted something that felt more like a tutorial than a reference manual and that's exactly what this is. Right from the start, you're building reports and having concepts explained by someone who's obviously taught beginners before, and this engaging style meant that I got through all 10 chapters in less than a week. The only minor criticisms I have are that there are a couple of typos and I seemed to miss the bit about installing the database, but these didn't cause too much of a problem. Also, the instructions for downloading the files just gives the publisher's web site home page address, so you have to search around a bit. All in all, though... it was good fun to read and follow along with.