I was rather lukewarm about this series when the first titles appeared, mainly because the approach was a little superficial and didn’t go into much detail. I suggested they were the sort of book you’d buy for someone else rather than yourself.
I still stand by that general judgement, but there have been several more titles since then and I’m beginning to see the point of it. I still think you won’t learn a great deal but, if you know nothing to start with, then a general and maybe not too adventurous introduction is no bad thing.
Don’t buy this blind, but have a look and see if you think it offers you enough to be worth the purchase price. If it does, you may find yourself well-pleased and you can write and tell me how wrong I was.