am 15. April 1999
While a bit dated (1990), it is nevertheless a comprehensive overview of organic synthesis suitable for upper-level undergraduates or graduate students in organic chemistry. Unlike reference works like March, it is more of a textbook - however, a good number of references (with few mistakes) are provided. Along with part "A" of the series and a more reference-oriented work such as March, it provides a solid foundation and entry point to the literature for advanced students of organic chemistry.
am 20. November 1999
Overall, I didn't much enjoy reading this book, as its style is basically to present one reaction after another. I did learn a lot, however. I think the book would be helped by having some unifying strategy of synthesis presented. I read Warren's _Organic Synthesis: the Disconnection Approach_ along with this one and it helped a great deal with getting a grasp of the big picture of organic synthesis.