on 31 October 2013
This book was recommended by my lecturer, and it helped immensely.
Like most primers, it has brilliant diagrams and gives you a good foundation and understanding of the basic principles and builds gradually. Sometimes it makes leaps, but generally it is helpful and really assists learning. I always found Atkins too deep and a lot of waffle, this book is concise and focused. Cannot recommend enough.
on 10 January 2013
Good outline of principles, however, unlike many OCP books, there are no practice questions at the end of each chapter, which is disappointing because I was using this for revision purposes. Other than that the book is well laid out and ideas are clearly explained.