What instructional books would you suggest for a novice guitar player?
I am the best guitarist ever (please replace best with worst...)
I got a "Absolute Begginners guitar" book from NevadaMusic (UK, Portsmouth), I'm going back for the "Learn To Play" books as they're all excellent.

I can recommend you dont bother with Yamaha's "Instant Guitar" as it starts off at 160bpm power chords with two strums per beat.