CAN YOU SOLVE MY PROBLEMS? : A Casebook of ingenios, perplexing and totally satisfying puzzles.

CAN YOU SOLVE MY PROBLEMS?             ALEX BELLOS

                                     
Here is the story of the puzzle, one of mankind's oldest and greatest forms of entertainment and enlightenment, told through 125 of the world's best brainteasers from the last two millennia. It takes us from ancient China to medieval Europe, Victorian England to modern-day Japan, with stories of espionage, mathematical breakthroughs and puzzling rivalries along the way.

You'll pit your wits against logic puzzles and kinship riddles, pangrams and river-crossing conundrums. Some solutions rely on a touch of cunning, others call for creativity, others need mercilessly logical thought. Some can only be solved by 2% of the population. All are guaranteed to sharpen your mind.

Let's get puzzling...

PAT'S REVIEW

This is a fantastic book and one that I think everyone should have just to keep our minds working on something different than whatever you’re normal activity is during the day. There are many different types of puzzles, brain teasers, riddles, logic puzzles, and all types. These are from ancient times, medieval, Victorian, to modern day. Some when you get into the book you have heard or solved at one time or another. Others I must say I never heard and I had a father you used to use some of these riddles when I and my sisters were younger as a form entertainment. It was not until I got older that a realized he was getting us used to critical thinking and that is what a lot of these puzzles do. In a time when we all get attached to electronics sometimes we forget that we need to stimulate our minds in other ways to help us to continue to grow and learn. I of course am still going through this book but felt it was time to do the review because if I wait it would not get done for another year or so. This is a very good book and worth every penny. I got this book from Netgalley.com I gave it 4 stars. Follow us at www.1rad-readerreviews.com

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