I'm a big fan of Joel Rothman's instructional books. My favorites are The Ultimate Rock and Roll Bible of Coordination for True Believers, Rock Breaks Around the Drums, Sticking Patterns, and Rolls Rolls Rolls. This one Reading, Rudiments, and Rock Drumming, as the title implies, has a little bit of everything. This may sound derogatory but it's not...it's kind of like a flea market of drum exercises, and has not only what's in the title, but also some world beats and jazz style coordination exercises. For a book that perhaps lacks a definitive focus, everything in it is extremely worthwhile. If you want to check out a drum book with a little of everything to drop the needle on, this is a very cool one.
Preston Nash LC Indy