It's a little dry, given the subject matter, but it is so good I was disappointed when I realized that the last third is just attributions and references. I wanted more. As a computer engineer I was already familiar with every algorthim touched on, but this book put them in a perspective I'd never seen them from before and made some of them click in a way that feels more like understanding. Especially the chapter on sorting, and the one on game theory. I was disappointed to find that there's no real solution to game theory, but I suppose that's what makes games entertaining. When a sequel comes out, I'll pick it up right away.