I bought this book with a view to learning some riffs to play before or after practice (I'd say I'm a novice with a good ear) but I can't give this any more than 3 stars because it's too basic, even for someone like me who has only started learning recently.
OK, based on the TAB in the book, The Kinks "All Day and All of the Night". That's a riff, I like it. AC/DC's "Highway to Hell", great that's a riff and you can crunch it out and be Angus. There are other highlights like Cream's "Sunshine of Your Love". Anyone who's played Guitar Hero 3 will enjoy that.
Where it falls apart though, is on tracks like Metallica's "Enter Sandman", where you get the intro. The main riff, where you'd be running about the room and scaring the budgie, simply isn't there.
The same occurs with the Sex Pistols "Pretty Vacant". A fabulous song, another where you could be Steve Jones, do windmills and kick over the magazine rack, but all you get is the intro. The book says that this is just picking at an open A chord. Well this is one of the first chords I learned and I figured this intro out for myself before even finding this book. When you need the riff for the first verse, just as you're about to lose control you turn the page and Bryan Adams is staring back at you!
The "riff" for Iron Maiden's "Bring Your Daughter..." is 6 notes...
The book is good in small parts but ultimately leaves you wanting a lot more for the money.