25 of 27 people found the following review helpful
Timeless wisdom spoiled by lack lustre editorial commentary,
By A Customer
This review is from: Shambhala Pocket Classics: The Art of War (Paperback)
I very much enjoyed Sun Tzu's timeless pearls of wisdom though I wouldn't agree that they are a panacea for all the ills of business and/or personal life. However, I was more disappointed with Cleary's editorial commentary of the translated text. I often found him simply reiterating the text, albeit in a more verbose and gramatically correct form. He seemed to presume ignorance on the part of the reader. Less Cleary more Sun Tzu.