I'm going to be bold and say that if you enjoy 20th century paintimg at all, you will want this book. Among other things, seeing McCartney's paintings made me realize that I had only thought I didn't like abstractions--because I had seen so many bad ones. There are at least two (you may find several more) splendid abstractions in this book. I'd like to own prints of "Red abstract white moon," and "Mr. Magritte's ruler." By the time McCartney started painting, at 40, he understood the creative process well enough to make a smooth transition from composing music to composing paint. If you cannot stand much of anything painted after the Impressionists, you will want to look at the book before even considering buying it. But even for those who want something that they can recognize in a painting, there's much to recognize and enjoy in these canvases--there is a series of "portraits" that are so full of life that you feel you'd like to know more about the subjects, even though they exist only as types. The colors are vibrant, the painting is superbly confident, and I find some of the images as haunting as the artist's music.