I may have missed it, and if so, my apologies, but is there a poll of which version we’re using for the book club (original, bis, ebook, etc)? I believe we had something similar for the Beginner bookclub.
Mm maybe not Absolute Absolute Beginner, but I’d say N5-N4 level beginner.
I tried reading it maybe a year or two ago and had no luck but I’m able to read it now, so it depends on your vocab.
However, if you can read the previews, the rest of the book should be fine.