After 2 more serious topics/questions, it's time for a more whimsical one. Is the writing style of the book similar to your presentation style?
For those who never had the privilege yet to attend one of his (public) presentations, Venkat is a very knowledgeable, hilarious and electrifying public speaker. I attended both his presentations on Devoxx 2014. During these presentations he coded live in 3-4 different languages and shared a bunch of funny quotes/anecdotes. He always tries to give his audience great value for money and put 2 hours of content in a 1 hour presentation, so he has to speak fast... really fast If you have the opportunity to attend one of his talks/presentations, don't hesitate. Make sure you are present, you won't regret it. Hope to see you this year at Devoxx as well!
And to illustrate it's not only my opinion: his presentation about reactive programming was voted (by the attendees) as the best of Devoxx 2014!