Originally posted by Thabtos
You think that's overpriced? Look here.
I ordered this book from a seller for like $30 dollars. Apparently the honest folks at the store where I ordered it did a quick price check, and my book was uncannily "stolen" by an employee before it shipped.
Holy $%^%^ I own that book!
I have to admit that it is one of those awesome books that will teach you a lot about chess and incidentally also about a particular opening, but that much money? I think I'd wait for the second edition, because I'm sure GM Rowson has a whole lot more in the tank.
That said, the chapter on "Dealing with Delroy" alone was worth the original price of the book, and $70+ for this book is probably money better spent than $19.95 on a host of other opening books. You get what you pay for, and maybe that's why the aftermarket is so strong.