My friend is using Java For Dummies and he says that its really easy to follow and teaches you a lot at the same time. I was amazed at what he wrote in a span of 2-3 days. If it worked for him it should be a good book.
"You must be the change you wish to see in the world."
-Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
"Be nice to nerds. Chances are you'll end up working for one."