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on 28 January 2013
I bought the book as it was pocket sized. It proved a waste of money. Some of Cleary's other I Ching books have a good reputation, but that doesn't apply to this example. The text is the I Ching but with the Confucian commentaries added. These more or less replicate the text and are irrelevant and tiresome. At the end he gives a list of the hexagrams and their "correlate" and "complement" hexagrams but he fails to explain how to use this information. I have read many I Ching books and this is definitely one of the worst!
A really good pocket sized version is Peter Crisp's, "the little book of Changes"