I decided to try this book after reading all the customer reviews. I wanted something that would start from the beginning and this book is exactly that. The aim for me, is to try and gain a good understanding of electronics. I like the fact that it has lots of diagrams and is very easy to follow. I like to learn by example and this book is full of them. I would definitely recommend this book.
The only small draw back is this book is written for the American market. With a lot of references to Radioshack and some slightly different names for some components.
I will definitely buy the next one Make: More Electronics but the same author. Nice book Mr Platt.