Which book would you see better overall?
With all due respect to Adam and Pete, if you take the time to work through Hands-On Chaos Magic, I think it’s superior.
And why? What makes it better?
You cover a lot of areas in a structured way, so you’re an experimenter rather than a reader. Liber Kaos has some of this, but HOCM has a lot more. I do like Adam’s creativity, and it got me thinking about some things, but HOCM will have you doing a lot instead of just thinking about it.
To this I would add “The Chaos Protocols” by Gordon White.