This is essentially a vanity press book: I doubt that any go press
would have published this book, especially in this form. (Do we
really care that the author spent his teenage years devising
original proofs of the Pythagorean theorem, or that he cheers up
his workers by singing Schubert at them?) He proposes his rules,
has some analysis of rules, and presents a game he played vs. Go
Seigen. I suppose that if you care a lot about different
possibilities for rule systems, this book is worth reading;
otherwise, it isn't.
This book is now out of print. Fortunately, there is a nice
internet edition of it at http://www.fujitsu.co.jp/hypertext/igo/index-e.html;
it contains the complete text of the book.
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