There are only a few books about Cantonese grammar readily available. This is in my view the best of them in terms of clear explanations and comprehensiveness and it somehow manages at the same time to not be boring. It is extremely helpful for my studies and generally my mood. Anyone considering to buy this or the new edition, I would always recommend the new edition with the added Chinese characters. Even if one isn't currently learning the writing system its invaluable for effective communication with Cantonese language partners.
This is a review of the 2004 edition. As a learner of Cantonese for over 10 years I highly rate this book. Having learnt Yale Romanisation at the Chinese University of Hong Kong it was particulary helpful that this book uses the same system of Romanisation. Highly recommended
I like this book because as it says on the book 'comprehensive'. I was quite surprised that they even had the traditional chinese text in it because their previous ones didn't have any of that. As a Cantonese speaker, I love books with the pinyin and traditional chinese text. Absolutely a must have book if you are considering learning Cantonese!