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Wisdom of the ages,
By A Customer
This review is from: Shambhala Pocket Classics: The Art of War (Paperback)
Cleary's introduction to the text may be overly long but he does make some very valid points as to how to read such classics. Given that the book is sold as a one off I'd say that this is entirely welcomed as it gives the uninitiated reader much more to go on. Keep going back to this book, the more you dip into it the more you get from it. Context is everything though - trying to force yourself to see what is meant is like trying to force blood from a stone. You have just got to keep coming back when the feeling takes you and things start making a whole lot more sense. There is true wisdom within these pages, you just have to be patient with it, it won't all come at once.