Scott delivers an excellent book that gets new users excited and productive about Groovy. His practical style and solid examples offer an insight into the future of java related development. Scott offers real world code that leverages groovy in a easy to understand way for all developers.
I agree, Groovy Recipes is an excellent book. I find looking at examples one of the best ways to learn a language. Scott’s book is full of short, working, easy to understand code examples that helped me get up to speed quickly.
Scott is also a great speaker if you get a chance to see him in person.