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This review is from: High Performance MySQL: Optimization, Backups, Replication, and More (Paperback)
I'm about halfway through reading this book and I've found it extremely enlighting. Though I am not working with applications that require performance of the level this book is referring to, it has taught me lot.
I finally have a clear picture of indexes and I should work with them, designing queries to use indexes and their sometimes not so obvious features. I generally have found this book to be detailed enough, in many cases there are explanation how MySQL works giving you the necessary info on how to design your schema and queries. I personally find it more pleasing to know why I should implement something in a certain way and not just how. This book offers both.
So, even though you might not be after that "High Performance", there's no need to pass this book, it will explain a great deal of MySQL's inner workings and give you tools to a secure and efficient database handling.