This is one of a couple of books I read cover to cover and over again before I bought my first lathe. The information is fantastic and easy to understand, although it would have helped if I had a lathe at the same time when he was explaining tool techniques but it was easy enough to pick up quickly once I got started.
The projects are good as well giving you a place to get yourself started if you are looking at that chunk of wood with only a blank picture in your head.
A month later I am going strong with my lathe, turning bowls, goblets, coasters, dibbers etc but I still constantly refer to Keith's book when I need a little help so it has been well worth every cent
To all people thinking about woodturning as a new hobby, this book is an absolute must.