Node Cookbook by David Mark Clements as the book title page suggests give quick answers to some of the common problems faced by developers working with Node.js and would be easily liked by those who are already working on Node.js and need a solution to a problem that they might be facing. Having said that, this book is not for someone who is kickstarting his journey in the world of Node.js.
The book is good as a quick reference for developers who are currently working on Node.js. However, the book is not for someone who is trying to learn Node.js from scratch though the book may help them if used with a book that covers the concepts of Node.js as the code examples in this book are surely a great asset for anyone.
My rating 3/5.