I found this to be a great book, though I hated the commentary done by the abridger. He kept giving comments on S. Morgenstern's writing style and explaining why he took stuff out. If I wanted to hear his comments and reasons, I would have bought a different title. I want to know the whole picture, but for now I must settle with this seemingly incomplete book because it was all I could find. Maybe I'll get lucky and find the unabridged version someday.