For the out of practice science and philosophy enthusiast, this is a very good refresher of philosophy of mind and of the philosophers' stances. Connecting the knowledge and culture of the time to the philosophy or idea brought out its depth.
The author's explanation of quantum mechanics and the uncertainty principle, told in different ways with different contexts, shifted my idea about the determinism of consciousness. I thought that copying a brain and all it's inputs (down to electron spin and location, etc), would yield the same conscious stream. Now, I think that even if you can guarantee equality of state, processes that depend on quantum effects will not be the same in VERY short order.
I'll read reviews by people that have expertise in the fields discussed to see if there are any discussions or refutations.