I have gone through the book
and it is a good start. No it is not in depth...but when you know absolutely nothing about a subject like SQL...then a book that is over 500 pages, 3 inch thick and info about every single ecsoteric feature can be a little overwhelming, and the book basically ends up becoming a $60 paperweight. What this book does well is simplifies the concepts and clearly shows you through simple steps how to install sql, create a database, tables, and etc. Within a couple of days of going through the book, I felt that I had a pretty good understanding on how to use sql. Now don't get me wrong I am not in no elusion that I know sql, or are some sort of expert. But now I do feel comfortable in going back to that 500 page, 3 inch SQL book and really going through the details and actually understand the subjects. For a book that is less than 100 pages on a subject like SQL it will give you the info you need to get you started....at least from there you'll have a pretty good understanding of where to go next.