This book is choc-full of useful material on ASP.net. A monster
in his category, it contains way more about asp.net than you probably want to know...can be a good reference for the experienced ASP.net developer who is moving to the 2.0 version, or has already read smaller books and played a bit with the technology.
What I find aggravating in this title is the bloated and pompous writing style. This being just another clunky web-technology, who are the authors trying to impress? Also, some of the code examples are incorrect or incomplete, clearly due to the fact that this book has been rushed to publication. More material about design would have made this book better and more balanced. Maybe two volumes would have been less intimidating, but definitely more expensive.
Don't try this at home if you have never programmed ASP, you will be crushed.