In `Kinds of Minds', Daniel Dennett aims to explore the concept of mind; what is it and where does it come from? And also the ways in which humans are distinct from other animals in terms of the way we process information.
The book is an interesting introduction and aims to challenge preconceptions we may have (especially about the extent to which animals can actually `think'.) I found the arguments persuasive and sympathetic and there is a good reference and further reading section at the back of the book which gives you opportunities to study the subject further.
My only criticism would be that whilst some of the areas of discussion are explained in simple and concrete terms, there are occasions when Dennett seems to forget that he might be writing an introduction to a complex subject. This results in pages and pages of quite complex theory, with a practical example near the end. This is a shame, because you can feel yourself struggling to keep up and having to re-read sections, only to realise that if he had given you the concrete example in the first place you would have understood the point he was trying to make.
This book does raise interesting and thoughtful points and the concluding chapter is great but, wow, this can be tough going!