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The book of five rings, is a good read. Not too many martial arts books out there will tell you to test your new sword on a cadaver, or prisoner!
Also read "Musashi" by Eiji Yoshikawa. It's about Myimoto Musashi, and his life adventers. It's part fact, part myth, and a great read. There is also a movie trilogy based on it. Musashi played by nonother than Toshiro Mifune. My local Hollywood Video has it.
Forget the book of five rings, its not a good read. Musashi by Eiji Yoshikawa or the Shambala book about Yamaoka Tesshu, (The Sword of No-Sword) THAT was a good read, a lot shorter than Musashi, and factual.
I've not familiar with the other version. Eiji's is well known, and well repected. I'd personally stick with a Japanese author for a story about a Japanese folk legend. Just as I'd stick with an American auther about George Washington, and a Canadian author about William Shatner. As far as which book is the best, I haven't read "Sword of No Mind", but I will now based on their suggestions. Though book of Five Rings, isn't an exciting read, it's more a martial arts text book for two sword fighting, I really got a lot of life lessons out of it. You have to look beyond the basics of the fighting technique and see how it could apply to your life. Hope this helps.