3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Good book on Chinese and American mahjong,
This review is from: The Red Dragon and the West Wind: The Winning Guide to Official Chinese and American Mah-Jongg (Paperback)Tom Sloper is a well-known name amongst online mahjong fans. His site is the best source of mahjong information in English. Thus his book carries some authority. He covers two important and wildly different styles of mahjong, the American style and the new official Chinese mahjong.
The book has about 90 pages on both of them, covering rules in detail and some beginner strategy. There's some information on mahjong in general as well. The book is written well, and Sloper's style survives the leap from his web writing to more formal book writing.
For me the American style is just a strange curiosity, but the official Chinese game is my favourite mahjong style. Thus, this book is highly relevant for me. Fans of the American-style mahjong might feel the same, but those who aren't interested in either will find little in this book.
However, the Chinese game is played in the World Championships and other high-level tournaments, so knowing it is a must for all mahjong aficionados - and this book helps there. So, this book is highly recommended!
(1 customer review)