If you want just one book to start learning to play go, Go for Beginners would be a good choice.
Many, too many things are in my opinion just viewed, not explained, so it's difficult to understand why (the worst question!)
This book does an excellent job of making it very easy to understand how to play and provides visual examples.
im a lousy player and needed this book badly. it is well written for beginners like me.Published 1 month ago by will crow
This is a great book for learning Go. I bought it as a replacement to help teach a friend. Buy it. I had my old one since the 1980's.Published 1 month ago by J. Hess
Perfect book for a beginner/intermediate like me. Covers just what I want to know and gives me tests.Published 1 month ago by Dradeth
Excellent starter for a complete beginner,like me.First,it takes you through an average/regular game move by move.Then its Openings and important concepts (like Joseki). Read morePublished 1 month ago by zak williamson
This book is great for an absolute beginner, someone who has heard of the game and wants to learn how to play; also teaches methods to capture stones--this is what I want to learn.Published 5 months ago by Anthony P. Craig
This book explains all the beginner techniques and terminology in plain English. The book also contains lots of great examples and play-throughs with pictures.Published 5 months ago by Philip van der Linden
This is the book I would want to read after starting with some really fundamental books. The author is an acknowledged master of the game, but at his level it is difficult to see... Read morePublished 9 months ago by John H. Macdonald
This book concisely explains the basics. It is just as appropriate for people with no experience with the game as those with a few games under the belt. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Matthew R. Hales