Alright, finally back to end this for you.
Stud 8, Todd Brunson:
Presented as a list of concepts for play, it gives a good outline of how to play to scoop and how to press advantages. Has a lot of advanced advice for play in special circumstances, and is definitely oriented not to beginners at stud 8 but those needing to step up their play in tough games. Very advanced, requires good opposition for the tactics to work as described. Good stuff for mid-limit and up Stud Hi-Lo players.
The section can be difficult the first read through as the concepts it is divided into are sometimes not properly laid out in logical fashion, but read through it twice and it's a powerful playbook for the game.
Triple Draw Lowball, Daniel Negreanu:
More basic and essential information, it covers some lower-level bases of the game, such as hand selection, emphasizing the value of discards, some mathematics examples, some drawing examples, and conversion from 2-7 standard format to the sometimes-played A-5 format. It offers more advanced advice for the later streets of play and is a good treatment of a relatively new game, which is not commonly seen or played but is, of course, out there and a part of mixed games.
Overall Impression: I love this book. very useful for someone like myself who wants to get good at every game out there. Strong content from top players. The online section seems weak, but that's because it takes the stance that poker is poker; there's not great difference.
The non-poker sections on the history of Holdem and on Doyle himself are interesting and an enjoyable read, especailly to those who've read "According to Doyle" or the road tales at the end of Cloutier and McEvoy's "Championship Pot-Limit and No-Limit Holdem"
Doyle's Room can be a pain. You need to rack up 5,000 APs beyond earning the book to cash out via check. Use Neteller
to dodge that. Customer service is kinda slow and seems kinda inept, but eventually got the job done. Game selection is limited. Lots of empty tables, only Omaha, Omaha8 and Holdem, and only certain levels are regularly populated. Interface looks and runs smooth. Points used for earning the book can be used to enter freerolls
, some of which have prize pools up to 1,000 dollars. Also, this is in lieu of a deposit bonus. EBaying it is currently ridiculous, and it's actual release date is unkown (Doyle's Room still starts with a popup saying the only way to get it is via Doyle's Room.
That's about it.