I want to attempt some win32, and have looked around on Amazon, safari books online , Google etc. I have seen a few books that look promising, but does anyone have any recommendations for any win32 books that they found helpful.

Just plain win32?
Or do you want a book which has VC and MFC too

Probably just a easy intro to Win32. I can check out the MFC reference at MSDN if i manage to learn some basics.

The one and only "Charles Petzold Programming Windows"