I don't have any feedback on that book, but this is my advice:
I taught myself over a reasonable amount of time by collecting the O'reilly library
. Those books get addicting, so watch out. The two best (I'm sure many will agree) are Programming Perl
(the Camel) and the Perl Cookbook
(the ram). Personally, I think O'reilly
publishes the best books, but that's just me. Since you are a CS student, those two books should be sufficient to get you well on your way. Beyond that, read davido
's post closely. The tutorials on this site are fantastic. Good luck & have fun!
BTW: I get my books from closeout book stores/web sites, so they are very inexpensive.
I meant O'reilly PUBLISHES (not writes) the best books, thanks for the catch davorg
. And how could I forget -- you need to get Perl Template Toolkit