Chess book reviews by people that do not understand that chess takes hard work are always stilted, myopic, and completely worthless.
This book is very good. If you play the NID, or QID and want to add the Bogo, OR if you play the white side and want to play 3.Nf3 and avoid the NID, then this book is most worthwhile.
People that need shallow and superficial treatments, and specifically -- recomendations on what to play (i.e. direct repertoire books) -- are not playing chess. Yes, they are moving the pieces, but it is the allegorical equivalent of painting by numbers and then crowing about your sublime creativity and handling of color.
I guess that's the crux with these non-professional reviews. Most people doing the reviewing think that just because a book is not for them, it is not a good book; and that type of reasoning is just fallacious, and self absorbed.
Good book. Not great. But, currently the best (in English) on the subject matter.
~ Richard DeCredico