This book is just as its title suggests. Simple. I'm not sure why I was expecting something otherwise. It's a great book for the very beginner if they are looking to learn the traditional form and style of calligraphy. The instructions are simple, as well as the tools and techniques explained. The book seemed to be categorized well and moved easily from one lesson to the next. I'd recommend this book for a beginner or someone a little rusty. It's not a book for someone advanced or looking to learn a few of the more modern and creative techniques. .
Overall I think the book was comprehensive for what it was and would have no trouble recommending it to the right person.
I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.