sIf you are an avid reader, like I am, then you know that different publishers tend to have different styles and specialties.
Murach is unique. They don't publish TONS of books, but the ones they do publish fill an interesting space.
Take this one......
Murach's C# 2008: Joel Murach: Books
I first read the 2005 version of both the C# and the VB books and loved them. I said then, and say again, if I were to teach a VB or C# book I would use these as text books. They are complete, but pleasant to read (unlike lots of textbooks.)
Murach has updated this book to include the 2008 topics.
I dug into to recently because I was doing some interesting things with Microsoft new Dynamic Data technology which makes much use of Partial Classes. It's fully up to date with the 2008 stuff !
Click on the book link to check it out at Amazon.