Reviews are both for good and bad books.
However I am very cautious about recommending bad books
because they are accessible. Instead I would ask what a
good and also acceptable book is, and recommend
It is like Matt's Script Archives. Yes, they did a lot to
get a lot of people into Perl. They made a lot of people's
lives easier. But they have resulted in a lot of cracked
boxes, and a lot of people who have no idea how at risk they
But I really believe that it is possible to work from the
beginning doing things correctly without being so forbidding
that beginners cannot learn. I believe that seeking to find
that approach is better than just accepting that beginners
are doomed to accepting whatever crud the publishers are
pushing because they wanted to crank out Yet Another book
in a popular topic...