A Review and an Explanation
Scott McMahan says nice things about Beautiful Code, while Jonathan Edwards explains why he declined to contribute. There's also this review at graphic-design.com, but I couldn't find its author's name; meanwhile, Henry Carstens would like to know how the contributors got to be better programmers. If he can talk them into answering the question, I'd be happy to buy a copy of his book... ;-)
Elsewhere, O'Reilly has posted an interview with me and Andy Oram about the book.