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Re: another mahjong book

Post by or2az » Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:19 pm

" a couple of quid ", is that about two and a half dollars, American?
I still find the 2 best books to be Scott Miller's, and the strategy section of the Whitney book.
The online book by Daina Chiba is also very good but my heart will always belong to Bart's guide.
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Re: another mahjong book

Post by Barticle » Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:17 pm

My biggest fan! :mrgreen:

Yes, it's about two fiddy (and shipping was free). I wouldn't have paid more as I could see the contents were unchanged.

I haven't got Scott's books (yet). Daina's free book is very good and hopefully 'Riichi Book II' will finally be out soon. (That will be newsworthy!)

I guess I've always had a soft spot for Millington which was actually the first mahjong book I read (originally from a local library). It's a 70s book covering the Chinese rules but it has good English and Chinese glossaries plus sections on history and symbolism.

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Re: another mahjong book

Post by Shirluban » Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:44 am

I wouldn't recommend Scott's "ultimate" book, as I don't find it really informative and has a lot of useless text.
I also have his "A to Zhu", but haven't took time to read it.
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