Taschen Basic Art Series is a well recommended collection of introductions to the art, life and philosophy of a very wide range of artists. This volume on Lichtenstein does not disappoint in terms of introduction, critical appreciation, biography and influences. It neatly explores the way in which Lichtenstein's pop art was inspired by (and sometimes apparently simply copied from) existing commercial and comic-book illustration.
It is a bit light on pictures, given how prolific Lichtenstein was, and is better as a personal education than as a book which is a pleasure to browse through. There are other books for that, though.
In terms of fulfilling its purpose this book does so admirably. My only niggle is that I'd just like to see more of the art.