The book is an interesting mix of story and advice, bringing the reader through the experiences of "Mr. Tomkins", a bright man who is open to learning.
The story progresses quite neatly with small and digestible chapters, each one bringing the reader through a new perspective. Fascinating concepts and interesting angles are described throughout the work, with the most useful ideas being noted in Tomkins' "Journal".
The book brings up "theoretical" situations and tries interesting approaches, all without insulting the reader's intelligence. Many of the approaches have a philosophical root quite different from "traditional" approaches, but the reader is brought along with the storyteller in uncovering the reasonings and benefits of those approaches.
The book is quite easy to follow, although there is indeed some complexity in some of the examples. It builds very nicely, so that an attentive reader can visualise the various elements of the projects being worked with.
Overall it is a good read with definite value to those interested in the subject of project management. I myself found it quick and plesant to read.
It would be nice if all of Tomkins' journal entries were available at the back of the book with page references.
The story's ending is weak, and its very last moments are terrible. End the book on page 304's second-last paragraph -- "They're carved directly into my hide". Please.