I ordered this book, LSAC's "Next 10 LSAT's", and Princeton Review's "Logical Reasoning" book. I've always done well on standardized tests, and I've never been a hardcore studying; so, I was a bit reluctant about going hog wild with the prep books; however, given the importance of this test, I decided to invest my time and money in studying for the LSAT. It has almost become lore that Kaplan doesn't adequately prepare test takers, and I had heard that Princeton Review had a great product; so, of the three that I ordered, I began with PR's book. What a waste of time. Many LSAT prep books seem pedantic in their approach such that you're left wondering if the method merely works for the author and no one else, and this one only strengthened my opinion. Because I'm reviewing the LRB, I won't delve into the nuances of Princeton Review's product, but I wouldn't recommend it. Granted, I didn't finish it, but it didn't seem too promising through the first few chapters.
Now, because the LSAT consists of 4 (FOUR) graded sections -- 2 logical reasoning, 1 logic games, and 1 reading comprehension -- and they all carry equal weight, I decided to purchase a book that covered the logical reasoning as that portion comprises half of your LSAT score. I was a philosophy major at Notre Dame; so, I've had formal logic and felt comfortable with the logic games, but I wanted some work with the arguments portion. I was pleasantly surprised to see how thoroughly LRB attacked specific questions, assuming that you've never had formal logic. LRB breaks each problem into three elements (stimulus, question, and answer choices) and proceeds to discuss the relationship between all three and how that should affect your approach to each individual problem. I found this very helpful as LRB not only offered specific methods for attacking specific problems but also explained the reasoning behind them. For example, Princeton Review suggests reading the question first, then the stimulus, then the answer choices. LRB suggests that you read the question in the order that the information is presented and explains why PR's method is not ideal. All possible questions are condensed to 13 particular types and further broken down into 4 families that are grouped based on their similar relationships between the stimulus, question, and answer choices.
I don't mean for this review to be exhaustive by any means; so, I won't elaborate further, but I found LRB's approach fascinating and very easy to accept since it seemed so, to avoid cliche, logical. As an earlier reviewer suggested, try to apply these methods to every argument you find. I wish that I had purchased the Logic Games Bible too, but I feel like I did pretty well on the LSAT and that can be partly attributed to the confidence I had after working through the LRB. It's over 500 pages; so, pace yourself. I didn't finish it, but I found that the early principles can be applied to all question types. The question types are discussed in detail through the book, and I might've done even better had I finished the book, but I had enough experience with it to suggest it without reservation.