I was thrilled to find out that this book is an English translation of the book "Unique Clothes Any Way You Like." Carolyn from Australia, one of my favorite sewing bloggers, has been making beautiful garments from this book, but tracking Japanese copies seemed very difficult. Amazon won't let me insert a link to her blog, but you can find her by looking for "Handmade by Carolyn." It's a truly inspirational blog and she has made several of the patterns from the book (so you can see what they look like from multiple angles!).
On to the book itself: I am currently making blouse #16, the twisted back blouse, and the pieces seem to go together well. The pattern pieces were easy to trace, but I am quite used to tracing Japanese or German (Burda!) patterns. Don't forget to add seam allowances! On the bright side, you can add your favorite width for the allowances. The instructions are thorough enough - they do assume that you have some sewing experience but still describe the order of steps.
If you are looking for the same old "Misses' knit top" pattern that the Big 4 seem to be putting out every day and that looks like you could have bought it at the mall, this is not the book for you. If you are looking for very detailed instructions where every step is illustrated, this is also not the right book. If you want some interesting clothes and accessories, though, and are not afraid to do some thinking, this book will be a delight. It is true that the sizes are limited, but I don't think it would be too difficult to grade up. I wish the translators had not given the impression that the garments are convertible, though - some are, but some are not. If you can appreciate the unique construction and details, you will enjoy this book.