on 27 June 2014
I was persuaded to buy this book just looking through the preview on here. The material is succinctly written, yet rigorous enough that you get a proper understanding. I like books that go into appropriate depth, and it makes the more advanced concepts such as polymorphism easy to understand. I'm not a beginner, but anyone who is new gets a thorough explanation of the features of C++ before the concepts of game programming are explained. It even goes into memory management and templates.
If you're new, or already have a grasp of the features of the C++ language, this is a great addition to your shelf.