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Didn’t Live Up to Promise
Reviewed in the United States on January 29, 2022
This publisher proclaims this is a different kind of “brain teaser” book. Not a trivia or mini-story book, but rather a book to help hone your thinking skills to see “outside of the box.”
Unfortunately, the book wasn’t as promised. Even with “guided problem-solving” (as stated in the subtitle) in the form of hints, many of these so-called brain teasers went sideways fast. The exercises did not live up to the claim that no prior knowledge of the “brain teasers” was needed to figure out the right answers. The “answers” were sometimes obvious, but the hints were not always helpful… and some answers were so “outside of the box” to be barely in the same universe! If you are looking for a true brain teaser book, this is not one. It does have some fun facts, and interesting backgrounds/stories.
All in all, I was disappointed by this “brain teaser” book.
I received a free copy of this book, but that did n to affect my review.