Hey folks, this is not a book for beginners. And I mean beginners in a large sense, even those who have read Camus or Dostoyevsky ARE beginners. And when i give it only 3 stars I dont mean it's bad, I mean it's not philosophical enough, not systematic enough, not dense enough, that is not repelling enough for beginners. When you read Hegel's Phenomenology of the spirit, Husserl's Logical meditations, Heidegger's Being and Time, well then Sartre's Being and NOthingness is just a small piece of cake. If you're interested in Sartre though, truly, and how Sartre is haunting our post-modern era in its obsessive rejection of Sartre, then Being and Nothingness is indispensable. Glad to see there are beginners who dare set on the daunting task of reading it though if for one thing, you have understood Sartre's philosophy of projection, then dont get stuck with Being and NOthingness but try to go beyond it.