Having bought a number of Java books I saw a review about this one from another customer .
The only programming I had done before was machine code about 20 years ago so my knowledge was very limited.
It was quite expensive for myself, but I took the plunge and to be honest its been the best of all the Java books I bought. The self review exercises really help to make you think and expand on what you learned and the information to be really well put across
So far I am at chapter 4 and taking things slowly but each day I do look forward to trying to complete a exercise,
for a beginner with no knowledge of Java it is a good book to get you started but it takes a bit of patience and a few times I have become stuck I have found that rereading the chapter helped a lot
Would recommend this to anyone thinking of trying Java
but take note this is only a review on 4 chapters things might change but you just get the feeling that if the book continues the way it is then there wont be any problems.
one last thing
From what ive seen there are several different versions and editions of this book, after I ordered I noticed a lot of people were saying there was little to choose between this and seventh edition, which i did see for less than £10 and if id known this before i would have purchase that
but over all i am very happy with the book