I bought this book from Waterstones originally, and then another copy for a Christmas present from Amazon. As with all cookery books, some of the recipies are better than others, and some won't be to your taste, but generally, this is a beautifully simple book, which concentrates on the basics - which is just what I was looking for. Far too many books and indeed restaurants have pasta sat in a huge puddle of gloop, not this book. Lightly coating is key and the simple flavours are great. A great way to rediscover pasta after years of abuse!!!