I've been a compulsive reader, writer and theatre goer all my life. My book blog is here: http://alittleteaalittlechat.wordpress.com/ Mostly food at the moment but also knitting is here: http://cathyingeneva.wordpress.com/
Like most chesss novels, it just doesn't ring true if you are involved at a competitive level. If you aren't, then I imagine this is a fair way to spend an aeroplane trip. Me? It irritated me constantly, but I've given it a second star on the basis that if I wasn't me, I probably would have liked it.