how about not get a book at all and use tutorials ..but in the end it all comes down to you..
Everyone has a choice to make there is no right or wrong language they are all capable of doing the same thing but just different ways of going about it..
in the end you have to do the hard yards and make a choice based on what you found out about the language u choose.. and what os and distro or what not you want, its just like shopping u check ur options then make a decision based on your analysis
The wise make mistakes, the fools repeat them
When you have eliminated the impossible, that which remains, however improbable, must be the truth