Drupal 7 book by PACKT Publishing
I spent some time over the last few months as a Technical Reviewer of the material going into the PACKT Publishing book Drupal 7 by David Mercer. I can attest that the author has a good voice and is clear in describing and disseminating all of the basics that you need to know to establish a web site running off a server using Drupal 7.
The only qualms with the book that I have are its speedy release date (Drupal 7 hasn't officially been released yet and there are still some fine tuning being done to such things as Views). Also, certain key elements that have been added to D7 have been left out (RDF being one). That said, the book is tailored to your average homebody Windows-using individual who wants to get their fingers wet. A more complicated book would be good for advanced users but this is definitely for beginners. I believe the author has included links and references where necessary to point the newbie in the right direction.
This was my second experience as a technical reviewer with PACKT. I think the experience was a good one. The previous experience was a bit more over my head and I'm not sure to this date if the book I had been reviewing has been published. To anyone out there thinking of being a reviewer - make sure you know the content of the book you're reviewing! Frankly, David Mercer is a wonderful author and it was a pleasure to review his material.