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The Lady or the Tiger?: And Other Logic Puzzles (Oxford paperbacks) Paperback – 1 Aug 1991

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  • Paperback: 235 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks; New edition edition (1 Aug. 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0192861360
  • ISBN-13: 978-0192861368
  • Product Dimensions: 19 x 12.8 x 1.8 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,391,750 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
An overlooked gem 22 July 2003
By Dr. Hoenikker - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I find it surprising that this book is almost unknown and out of print. This collection of logic puzzles is easily one of the best ever written. Starting with a small set of lighthearted teasers, continuing with progressively more serious problems, including probably the most complete variations on liar/knight and metapuzzle themes, and finishing with the best amateur level introduction to "serious" mathematical logic I have ever seen. The ideas are presented with amazing clarity and in the form digestible to the most casual reader, preserving the beauty but without compromising the essence of the arguments.
Don't let this one get away if you can find a copy.
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
This is a workout for the brain! 29 Nov. 2000
By MLPlayfair - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
The author starts out this book of logic puzzles with fairly easy stuff and moves the reader along so gradually that you are able to figure out solutions you never thought you could. But it gets REALLY complex toward the end and in fact lost me part of the time. So don't get too frustrated if you can't figure them all out. If you like logic puzzles, you don't want to miss this one.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Be Ready to Think 15 Jun. 1998
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This is one book of logic which is not for the weak-minded. Nineteen chapters of themed puzzles and challenges, the great majority of which have never before been published. I personally have never read a better book of logic puzzles --- even the easy ones require some thought, and the impossible ones are brilliantly explained at the end of each chapter. But if you aren't ready to analyze Smullyan's devious logic, turn your eyes elsewhere.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Extremely satisfying brain-meltdown 1 Oct. 2007
By M. Mayne - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
If you're a fan of logic & puzzles, this is definitely worth picking up. It starts simple and works its way up to nearly impossible, so there should be something on everyone's level. The book is kind of a narrative, but its main purpose is to display and explain more and more advanced logic.

I first found this book when I was 15 or so among my Uncle's things when I was visiting. I stayed up half the night working through the puzzles, but after about halfway through the book, I was completely lost. Years later, after studying symbolic logic in college, I go back and the book gives me new pleasure, though I still can't get through 'all' of it - not quite ;P Its somewhat of a Logic Quest, really.

If you enjoy a challenge, definitely pick this one up.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
great book for the family 11 May 2008
By L. Gutierrez - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I read this book 20 years ago when I was a plain physics student. Know with my son (8) I bought again and we both enjoy a good time exercising our brains and, besides, my son develops logic reasoning to solve many problems. This book is excelent to prevent Alzheimer.
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