2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
The best way that I can describe how I like a book is how well it holds my attention and if it makes me want to get back to it. This book does both.
Normally I would suggest to read the book first but not with this one. Since the only weakness I find in this book is that it has too many names that you have to follow so watching the video first helps with person identification. In one page you may have 20 to 30 names that are slightly unfamiliar to the english language so I am constantly trying to figure out who is who.
Outside of that the book is very good and so is the series on TV.
Small print and 850 thin pages make this lots of enjoyable reading.