Opinions on North Sea Knits?

This book looks interesting and I’m not very experienced with lace so maybe a good starter book. But there are 2 reviews on Amazon, one who loves it, one who hates it. Anyone out there who can break the tie and let me know if they think it’s worth the money? Thanks!

Kelley Petkun (of KnitPicks) just reviewed that on her podcast a week or two ago.