The Girl Who Played Go - Shen Sa

Originally known as La Joueuse de go, this is one of the few go-related novels, and as such, one I had to get. It tells the story of a Japanese soldier and Chinese schoolgirl as they play a go match during the wars of the '30s. Doomed romance, oppression, insurrection, it's all terribly fluffy stuff really, designed to cheer you up. It's actually pretty good.

Posted 2004-09-08.