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What an interesting concept for a book. We have loads of books on subject areas of photography and loads or general Photoshop books on retouching, but one on using the program for just a single aspect of photography, such as lighting is a great approach and the book's cover works well to sell this concept.
The presentation throughout is clean and the style of writing is friendly and accessible. At first glance I was very impressed, but then when going a bit deeper some of the effects, while explained well, didn't end up looking realistic enough. That said with the ideas explained you may have a stronger artistic flare/or more time and be able to do better with your own photo using the great ideas that Barry has provided.