I rarely write up book reviews except in extreme cases. I admit that I am a harsh critic; rarely do I find a book worthy of praise, and when I do my reviews tend towards being large volumes in and of themselves. This is a good thing – writing a book is a massive undertaking and I have a great amount of respect for anyone who undertakes the task. Which is why I find it so frustrating when I find a book that is just plain bad. I just can’t understand why someone would put themselves through the tedium and all of the work involved with writing and publishing a mediocre (or worse) book.
I really, really wanted to like this book. It’s been talked up for months now, and while I don’t usually fall for hype, I admit to having high expectations for Getting Started with the Internet of Things from the folks at Make:Projects.