Well written with good pieces of fiction before each chapter to give a good idea of the world flavour. You can easily play Shadowrun with just this book, though the other books provide more depth and options.
My biggest con on this is that the front and back covers are put together as a montage which makes it difficult to view and navigate the rest of the book. I don't know why this was done and would much rather the book was set up normally with the front cover and then the back cover so navigation would work normally.
[4 of 5 Stars!]