This review is from: Andrew Rollings and Ernest Adams on Game Design (NRG) (Paperback)
It quickly becomes depressingly clear that the authors have little substantive to say on this topic. The points they make are shockingly obvious while the style is humourless and pedestrian.
There are now some excellent books on game design (see e.g. Salen and Zimmerman's Rules of Play, or Schell's Book of Lenses). This is not one of them.
I was so disappointed by this book that I looked up the authors. It turns out neither of them has ever designed a game! Ernest Adams has *tried* to design a couple of games - but they were both cancelled.