I took a look at the reviews on the UK Amazon page (here). It gets about 50/50 reviews with five stars and one star.
I'm always wary about phrases such as:
- the heavy and dull material
- I won't recommend this text even to my enemies
- issues discussed are probably interesting problems in themselves, but you can't tell that from the book.
- haphazardly organized
- The best general book on computer science ever written
There are plenty of others.
Would others care to share their opinions on the book?