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5.0 out of 5 stars
Bigger than I thought, 25 Jan. 2007
I originally came across this book through the abridged version the 'Independent' newspaper gave away as part of their Brain Training promotion. It's been a long time since I've enjoyed being challenged so much with a book - and my brain was stretched too! The puzzles started-off at a fairly gentle pace but it wasn't not long before they begin to crank up and become more challenging. The range was great: logic, lateral, speed maths, sequential, memory, visual etc. Pretty much every type I should think. Talking to a friend of mine who also bought the book, it turned out that some puzzles I thought easy he had to work at, and others that I sweated over he strolled through. That, to me, is the sign of a good puzzle book. It's not set at some automatic, robotic, level.
What was the size of my brain at the end? I'm not telling, but it made my girlfriend chuckle [...]. One thing though, it does feel bigger now [...].