QuoteOriginally posted by: barnyPersonally, I've found the book very bad so far. It jumps from equation to equation and from statement to statement and expects you to fill in the blanks - a lot of the points are very ambigious and I'm simply puzzled as to how they've been arrived at - for a newbie to quant finance this is impossible! I bought the book because I'm brand new to derivatives and from the reviews it seems as if it was a good study guide for beginners. I've found the complete opposite, I also really hate the way the book is printed(font, layout). I'm finding Hull much more satisfying(nice equations, nice step-by-step explanations of what's going on behind the equations) and then I sometimes read the Wilmott book for a more intuitive overview. In general as a first book for quant finance I don't recommend the Single Volume version of Paul Wilmott on Quantitative Finance..Keep going young man, and some day you will find books like "Wilmott" easy. Then you will start to read books by Revuz & Yor .