Book Reviews

The order here is roughly the date order of the reviews. Click on Title to sort into alphabetical order.

Other reviews are available: David Carlton's Go Bibliography has reviews of many books, Go Books which has some showing book covers and other reviews can often be found on Sensei's Library or on Amazon or publishers' websites.

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The Meijin's Retirement Game

BGJ 160 Summer 2012

PDF version

Patterns of the Sanrensei

BGJ 160 Summer 2012

PDF version

How Not to Play Go

BGJ 159 Spring 2012

PDF version

Understanding Dan Level Play

BGJ 159 Spring 2012

PDF version

Master Play: The Playing Styles of Seven Top Pros

BGJ 158 Winter 2011/12

PDF version

The 21st Century Dictionary of Basic Joseki, Vol. 1

BGJ 158 Winter 2011/12

PDF version

The Most Difficult Problem Ever — Igo Hatsuyoron 120

BGJ 158 Winter 2011/12

PDF version

Goh or Wei Chi

BGJ 157 Autumn 2011

Reviewer: Tony Atkins

Those who have read the BGA history pages will probably know about the important early Go book in

The Chinese Lake Murders

BGJ 156 Summer 2011

Reviewer: Tony Atkins

ISBN 0-226-84865-5 (publisher University of Chicago Press)

Robert van Gulik (1910-1967) was a Dutch

The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet

BGJ 155 Spring 2011

Reviewer: Bill Brakes

Hard back edition ISBN 978-0-340-92156-2
Trade paperback ISBN 978-0-340-92157-9
Paperback B-format ISBN 978-0-340-92158-6
Paperback A-format ISBN 978-0-340-92159-3