Serhiy Grabarchuk, Jr.
Detailed Introduction to Puzzles
Advance Praise from:
Will Shortz and Peter Winkler
108+, since several of them include
two or more separate challenges.
Each puzzle is accompanied
by an original illustration from
the respective co-author.
Each solution is described in greater
detail and almost all of them
include detailed illustrations.
Less than $20
||Have been looking
for the brand new ingenious puzzles never seen before? Wanted to
be challenged and at the same time having fun while solving?
Wished to feel like a master or even a genius when succeed? This
is what you have been looking for all this time - your puzzle
blue-book for year 2008 and beyond!
The Grabarchuk puzzle family have published their first joint
puzzle book with
A K Peters, Ltd. at the beginning of the year - The Simple Book of Not-So-Simple Puzzles. The book
derived from Puzzle Miniatures, Volumes 1-3, which were
self-published and distributed in very small quantities
exclusively to the Puzzle Community in 1998, 2003 and 2005,
The book is quite "tiny" - a little bit more than a hundred
puzzles. But it has a number of outstanding features rarely seen
nowadays in modern puzzle books. First, this is not a compendium
of what you have been solving for years and which is often
attributed to as "public domain." All puzzles in the book are
created by the respective authors (father and two sons) and
constitute a flavor of different styles and types from these
puzzle designers. Second, these are not crosswords, nanograms or
any other type of puzzles you can find in many newspapers, other
periodicals, or books. With any of these puzzles you will be
challenged from the very beginning and will be kept captured
till the moment you find your own "Aha!" with the answer, no
matter if you get it yourself or take a look at the last pages
of the book. Third, these are not Sudoku! If you are tired or
already bored with your daily Sudoku experiments, and want to
switch finally to something new, put the book on your list. You
won't regret. Fourth, these are not computer-generated puzzles!
This is a "human-to-human" puzzle book where the real authors
did their best to entertain and challenge you alike. Last but
not least, the book's title says it right - all the puzzles are
tailored to have a simple look but a tricky solution providing you
with a great visual appeal and making you to feel self-confident
you advance through the puzzles.
Where to purchase the book? From
A K Peters, Ltd. directly. Or even more easily from
Amazon - The Simple Book of Not-So-Simple Puzzles
If you feel you want to write a review on the book or share your
feelings about it with friends online, just do that! If you want
to share some comments with the authors, or learn more about Puzzle Miniatures,
take a look at the book’s preface. Bring
your puzzle experience to a new level, or if you are not still
in, let you puzzle journey begin today with this puzzle blue-book!