Has anyone bought and read Head First Design Patterns (or as Gerry calls it, “The Hot Blonde Patterns Book”)? I’ve been slacking off on learning more about patterns, and have recently rekindled my interest. I have Refactoring to Patterns at home, and have started to read that one, but a few people have mentioned this one to me as well.
The problem is, though, that I have focus problems when … Ooh! Look at that bird! Oh, sorry. I have a hard time reading. I understand it just fine, but I often lose interest quickly (unless I’m getting paid for it). This book (image borrowed from Amazon), though, looks like it might actually be able to hold my interest. I read a sample chapter (linked from this page) — the whole chapter — so there might be hope.
I just need someone to verify this and to vouch for its content. Aside from being easy to read, is there enough information in the book to make it worth while? Any takers? Thanks.
Update: I should have mentioned that I have the GoF book, but for me it seems more like a reference than a tutorial.