Top critical review
Could be improved
on 17 August 2011
I have mixed feelings about this book. It is good and offers some good, clear explanations.
But it tries to hold your hand a bit too much, over-simplifying things, using minimal table data. I think the sample tables should be bigger, and the graphics for them smaller. (Perhaps I'm just put off by the aesthetics of the book - the clunky font and table prints.)
It also contains a number of chapters that run to a couple/few pages. They should either add more to these chapters or incorporate them within a larger chapter or topic.
However, it is still very useful and contains information and descriptions that aren't found in other, more Access/Product centric books. That is, most Access books show you how to use the product but don't provide enough details about the theory behind database design and construction.
I intend to re-read it, so it must be pretty good :)