With nearly 600 pages it is a bit fat for my personal taste (one of the comments about my JBoss book was "Your examples are terse - it is obvious that you have a C background", but it basically covers everything.
Joachim has a nice casual style and the gift to sprinkle the book with citations of (famous) other works of literacy.
Check out the following weblinks for more information about it:
- Book page at dpunkt.verlag (the publisher of my books as well)
- Web site about the book
- The book at amazon.de