Zizek is known for being hard to read at the best of times. He tends to speak as thoughts literally run through his brain. He just types what he thinks, so you often get a lot of information, and your often taken on a strange journey before he finally concludes something, sometimes he throws in the odd joke or some film reference. On top of that he seems to have a lot of time for Marx and Lacan and sometimes Freud. So the words alienation, Big Other, Ego, Super ego, pop up a lot. Zizek has a wonderful mind, but unfortunately he talks a bit to much at times, so its hard to pin point where he stands on a lot of issues. The book itself is average. I think it struggles to really explain Zizek to people. That said the book does have a few pages here and there that are really interesting. He touches on desire, temptation, a little bit on communism, how charity can sometimes be a bad thing, he even touches on more taboo subjects like violence and how sometimes its justified, the paranoia of 9/11, and also a little bit of psychoanalysis is thrown in. That said Zizek is someone we should always doubt. I am not sure I always buy into his views on things, for example his anti-capitalism views and analysis are very good, but he doesn't really offer a solution to the worlds problems. That being said, there is no one else like him. Worth a read. But even after buying several of Zizek's own books his position on a lot of things still remain hazy to say the least.