ASP.NET MVC is at first glance a deceptively simple framework. In fact, one of its purposes for existing is because the ASP.NET page model is so complicated. So why then does someone need a book to learn such a technology? The simple answer is that learning a technology is more than just learning the different parts that make up the whole, it is about understanding the its purpose, and understanding all of the concepts that sit around the technology's periphery.
This is where Beginning ASP.NET MVC really excels. The book starts off with the usual form of describing the MVC pattern, and then delves into describing how each part relates to the ASP.NET MVC framework. It then moves into more advanced topics such as routing and testing of ASP.NET MVC applications. Don't let the title fool you though, after it gives you a nice slow ramp up into ASP.NET MVC basics, it then gives you a thorough and complete look into the more advanced aspects of the framework.
So, if you need to get up to speed on ASP.NET MVC quickly and without having to dig through a ton of unrelated fluff, do yourself a favor and pick up a copy of Beginner ASP.NET MVC. You'll enjoy it!