This book is not for beginners. I hope to someday write a book for beginners. This is not that book. This is not a light book. If you skim it, you will likely get nothing from of it.
This book is not comprehensive. There are large, complex chunks of the language that will be dismissed without a word. If I fail to mention your most favorite feature, that is most likely because that feature is crap. I will not be paying much attention to syntax. I am assuming that you already know how to write an if statement.