On Sunday I happened to be wandering past a book shop, and noticed a bunch of poker books in the bargain bin. Most of them were not up to much, but I did pick up a copy of Secrets of Professional Pot Limit Omaha by Rolf Slotboom. It looks like a very interesting book. Slotboom introduces a tight aggressive short stack strategy that won him a lot of money in European casinos. The basic idea is to play premium hands and try to get all-in preflop or on the flop in big multi-way pots. If there is a maniac on the table, you actually want him on your *left*, not on your right according to conventional wisdom - that way you can limp and let the maniac raise for you, eventually reraising close to all-in. Omaha purists loathe short stackers (2+2 threads on the subject are quite amusing), so I guess you engage this approach at your peril!
On top of that, my 2+2 books arrived yesterday, so I now have quite the little poker library. I have started on Stox, and it looks like good advice and a pretty straightforward read (though one I will probably want to revisit a few times). The Mathematics of Poker is incredibly dense, and looks like it contains as many words as the other four books combined - I'm actually looking forward to getting into that too.