I just finished the Kaplan Verbal Review book today and thought I will give my feedback and experiences about the book.
This is the first book I am using to review the content of the Verbal section of the GMAT and I must say that I found the content stimulating and the strategies helpful . I enjoyed going through the foccused strategies and practice questions for different types of questions of the verbal section and was able to apply the strategies learned effectively. As such , I definately think going through this book would help me in increasing my verbal score.
One sidenote.. Going through the beatthegmat forums, I did come across a great tip :For each question you attempt, try to think of the time you spend on it as an investment and aim to get something out of it in terms of new strategies,notes to tackle similar questions in the future. Another tip which has been helping me in Sentence Correction questions is to look at all the different options and actually write down the fault in the wrong answer choices.