I received this book for Christmas, and it was a very quick read ... but I will read it again many times. And here is why - it scratches my creative itch, and if I don't happen to have an itch, it creates one for me.
The book was not quite what I expected - I thought it would have more about the Orton Effect and the technical side of image processing to create effects using image sandwiching. The OE is covered in a couple of paragraphs in the middle of the book (and backed up by a number of excellent example images, outlining various aspects of image sandwiching).
Instead, it is a treatise on creativity, and a good one at that. My pedantic left brain appreciated the organization of the text, complete with "checklists" of items to consider for each exposure. And my newly developing right brain especially appreciated the wonderfully extensive galleries, filled with creative images that underscore the points made in the text.
While it is an older (2001) book, sharply focused on the use of slide film for creating image sandwiches, the transition to the digital darkroom will be a piece of cake, and will greatly increase the creative possibilities, using masks, layers, blend modes, etc. In fact, as soon as I finish this review, I'll be heading over to my studio computer to try out a couple of things that were inspired by the book.
All in all, a solid reference on creativity, and one that I will pull off the shelf again and again and again as I work on expanding my creative repertoire.
Thanks for the inspiration, Michael.