Hi everyone, I would like to ask if anyone can recommend a quantum mechanics textbook as reference for a condensed matter theorist. I am reading a book that requires material I do not remember seeing in my (voluminous) grad QM text (Shankar). It seems to me all quantum textbooks have their strengths and weaknesses. My grad QM class used Shankar's text, which I found to be better suited for an undergrad class; it is too "talky" [which, in fact, is why I am looking for a new reference]. I took 1 semester out of Sakurai in my M.S. school, and really liked it. I hear (the late) Merzbacher's text is ok. I am told that Gottfried/Yan is advanced, elegant, and lucid, but emphasizes scattering theory, which is somewhat-irrelevant to condensed matter.