I just love this book. Fortunately, I did not have to pay the current price, but do love the designs. I am working on the "Apple" pattern socks now. If you love stranded knitting, colorwork, or chart knitting, and especially for socks, you'll love these designs. The next pair will be a simpler design that I won't have to watch every chart line.
Let your imagination go with the colors of these socks. Use close color gradations, or bright and bold contrasts, or dye your own, but experiement, and you'll love what you produce.
Again, if you are a first time knitter, you may find this a bit heady a project to start with. Try plain socks first. I keep my book and needles handy and work on this complex project each day for a little while, then switch to some simpler knitting. But the end product will be a pair of "doubly warm" socks to wear and show off with clogs for that cold day in February.
There are 45 different designs. Enough for a lifetime of wearing and gift giving. And yes, it's the same book as Fancy Feet which took me a bit to figure out.