Brilliant! As the title suggests this book is filled with, you guessed it! 200 crochet blocks, and well I kind of 'um-ed and ah-ed' about buying it because I was thinking 'well, you can get lots of free patterns on the internet, right?'. Being a beginner though I'm also trying to absorb all the crochet I can get. So I ended up buying the book, partly based on the fact I like the cover picture! I'm so glad I did too. There is plenty in this book to keep one interested for a long time. From beginners to advanced, all blocks are clearly marked with their difficulty levels.
Also this book gives you tips on colour choices, mixing and matching block patterns. It sets out some designs that you could follow, makes suggestions under each block as to others that it might match well with and with two hundred blocks to choose from you can be as creative as you like. It gives a lot of what I would describe as optional guidance. Just the kind of guidance you need at the beginning but unrestrictive enough that the book won't become useless once you know how to do all the stitches!