Summary and Info
I don't like computer books that treat you like a kid: you need to go through chapters and chapters before the author starts challenging you. Not this one. TIJ reads like a conversation, moves fast and is always surprising you with interesting programming snippets. Its actually a lot of fun to read and tough to put down! Undoubtedly one of the best books I've read in programming. Read it if you want a non-dumbed down approach to Java.
More About the Author
Bruce Eckel (born July 8, 1957) is a computer programmer, author and consultant. His best known works are Thinking in Java and Thinking in C++, aimed at programmers wanting to learn the Java or C++ programming languages, particularly those with little experience of object-oriented programming.