I was reading some blog posts and I came across this one. I really appreciate the fact that David Hayden takes the time to do these reviews - I find them very helpful, and I hope someday to follow his good example and review some books myself.
However, I have a fundamental issue with the book that was reviewed. Well, maybe not so much the book as it is the title of the book:
Beginning C# 2008 Databases? I didn't know the C# language had databases in it!
I'm sorry but that is just a horrible title. Something like "ADO.NET using C# 2008" or "ADO.NET 3.5, with Examples in C# 2008" would have have been so much better.
Yes, I know - I'm being a nitpicker - but for good reason. For example, the book "Enterprise Patterns and MDA" - absolutely an awesome book - horrible title. I don't really know what to expect to find in that book from the title - but having read an interview of its author, I knew it was worth looking at.
Take away point: Please, if you are going to write a book, give it a good, meaningful name!