I have conflict feelings regarding this novel, Some parts i really enjoyed mainly first half of story. In the second half, i was quite annoyed with the repeatedly sex scenes, sex reference ...etc. It was really pointless; it added nothing to the story.
i wanted this book to explain and illustrate the Japaneses and Chinese struggle which in the first half it did do shallowly.
Moreover, I am not an expert in Go , but i can say safely this book have nothing to do with the game. The ending was bitter.However i never really bought the relationship between the main characters so i was like "this is sad, oh well"
2.5 stars because i have to confess, the writing is really good and because i am sucker for Asian cultures, and it does have beautiful moments