Basically, I HATE perl. It's NOT a structure programming language. Too many geek's free coding style. But finally, I still cannot get rid of it. I have to learn some perl due to a recent project. So I pick this book to learn perl.
As usual "In a Nutshell" series, it's a very easy to read and quick to finish tool book.
If you want to learn perl, not only read this book, but also search the web. You can get perl be managed very soon. Good luck.