Comprehensive. Almost too much so. And a touch dryer than I would have preferred. Very well written (by which I mean well-structured and readable) so far (40percent in), and something i'd like in my library for future reference/framework purposes.
It does sting a bit, as an autodidact, to be written off in a footnote: "Michele is essentially an autodidact, and so not to be taken seriously."
I can't exactly damn the book on that basis, however.
Something i'm getting through a chapter or two at a time, with other things in between.