Remember the VGA tutorials we all know and love at brackeen.com? (They are the best VGA tutorials on the net).
Mr. Brackeen has now written a book: Developing Games in Java
Although I am not a fan of Java, I am proficient in it, and Brackeen is an excellent writer of tutorials for VGA, so I bet his Java book is also excellent.
I might check it out. I'm sure it is great.