on 16 January 2013
I have the original of this book since many years ago. Reading it (many years ago) enabled me to move from beginner to being able to play effectively at club level.
I still refer to it now - especially since I stopped playing for over a decade and had to remind myself of some fairly basic things.
It gives a grounding and more in every aspect of bidding, play and defence so in that sense it does what it says on the tim (i.e. "complete").
For some it may be a tough read from cover to cover, so be warned that it may not be as readable as, say, Bridge in the Menagerie, but it's not intended to be light-hearted. However, it can also be a very useful reference book for those who have covered the basics. In terms of standard, it covers from complete beginner up to somewhere around the early advanced level - although I'm probably well past that point, I'm considering buying the updated version purely as a reference book.
It is definitely the book for those who are serious about improving their game.
on 4 January 2015
I have only been playing for a year, so still have a way to go. I have bidding books and am now reasonably confident in straight forward bidding, but I am always amazed by players who know exactly where the cards lay and how to play them. Having dipped in and out, I think this book will not only improve my bidding, but also start to improve my play