Check this out: http://www.javamagazine.mozaicreader.com/JanFeb2016#&pageSet=11&page=0.

"What makes Core Java the definitive work on the language
is more than its vast scope—it is the quality of the presentation"

Sweet words indeed from one of the more curmudgeonly reviewers in our field--Andrew Binstock of Dr. Dobbs' fame, and now the editor of Oracle's Java Magazine (which--from one curmudgeon to another--has gotten quite good since he took over).
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