For those trying to understand Lacan more, you might be a bit disappointed. Also there is no criticism of Lacan. Lacan has come under lots of criticism, and the book didn't really mention that most of what he says is probably just rubbish. Not a bad book, but a bit difficult to read in parts as Lacan likes inventing new words and complex ideas, which makes him very hard to understand at the best of times. The book gives it a good go though. If your writing an essay on Lacan I would probably still recommend this book as there is not many books that attempt to explain Lacan.