Originally publised as three volumes (7, 8, and 9), this is a brick. It's very heavy, and the binding wasn't up to the task. If you want to avoid carpal tunnel, and want your book to stay together through multiple reads, try to track down the individual volumes instead.
That's really just a format issue. The story inside, and the art, are good as ever. I really liked how Takahashi dealt with InuYasha's confused feelings towards Kikyo and Kagome. Realistic, too, that his love for Kikyo isn't just going to go away, even as he develops feelings for Kagome. The conversation he has with Kagome about it is very well-written, very honest.