If, like me, you purchase a book because you want a convenient portable format, then you'd better think twice before you stub up for this one.
I've just read the first section and it gave me a headache. The rub is that the problems are grouped together followed by the solutions. This means you spend your whole time skipping back and forth from problem to solution. Now Robertie suggests that you work through the whole group and write your own solutions on a piece of paper, then move to the solutions section and compare them with his. Well I don't see how this avoids the 'flip flopping,' because unless you can memorize all the positions--and there's 59 of them in the first section--you'll want to go back to have another look at the position so you're 'flip flopping' again.
This isn't just user-unfriendly, it's brutal! It makes the product importable, which is the whole point of a book, no?
I like to read on my commute to the office and have struggling through, keeping two fingers marking the pages I'm on. I think a three-handed Martian would find it hard!
And the biggest shame of all is that the content is excellent, so I'm reluctant to toss the thing because I know I'd be missing out. So, I'll struggle on...flip flop flip flop x 1002.
A great book spoilt by a clumbsy layout... too bad!