The text itself is comparable to something like The Book of Five Rings; a blend of logic and intuition, presented in such a way that you can’t help but nod and agree. In this particular case The Art of War is also a curious look into how various people interpreted the original text added as commentary. As expected this means the text’s content and context can veer wildly from one extreme to the other making you doubt your own takeaways constantly.
It’s a jarring experience and as such I didn’t get as much satisfaction from this than The Book of Five Rings. Having a solid singular text is more agreeable to read than being presented with every possible viewpoint. May need to reread another edition of this in the future without any of the commentary.