I purchased this book on the description alone, in spite of being wary on account of it having no reviews. I found it odd, as it hadn't just come out.
I suspect people like myself don't want to write anything negative. I'm giving the book three stars, which I think is a neutral rating, for I would imagine this book could resonate with some people.
It did not resonate with me. The author's take on koans is quite analytical and leaves me feeling like there is a right or wrong way to understand them. Not so.
Once, Zen monks-in-training purchased books with the "answers" to koans. 16th century Cliff's Notes, if you will. I thought of that as I read this book. There is not one right answer. Even though the author states that we need to find our own way, she leaves little room for the reader to do so.