on 6 May 1999
I bought this book while living in a small Mexican town with a high Gringo population. (There's probably not a higher concentration of Spanish courses and dog-eared study guides anywhere on the face of the planet). This book is far superior, in both readability and depth of insight, to anything that I have ever encountered, whether in Mexico or the United States. But heed my warning: If you make the mistake of loaning this book to friends, you'll never get it back!!!!
on 15 March 1999
This guy is the greatest. If you read this book, and pay attention, you will go from sounding like a gringo to a person who has actually listened to the Spanish language, not just read grammer books. This book best serves folks who've had a least two years of grammer but it's also helpful for those just beginning to avoid some really terrible mistakes that beginners typically make.
on 20 August 2012
In general I like this book, it contains some interesting information about Spanish words/phrases that can be difficult for learners to grasp, BUT why oh why is there no index. The lack of index is such a serious shortcoming. The least the author/publisher can do is put a downloadable index on their website and include an index in the next publication.