Writing in the online statistics magazine Significance, Angie Wade, of University College London, has posted a review of Taking Sudoku Seriously. That’s the book about the mathematics of Sudoku puzzles that I cowrote with my JMU colleague Laura Taalman, published by Oxford University Press, for those not in the know.

Anyway, did Wade like the book?

In conclusion, I thoroughly enjoyed this book and do not have any criticisms to make. The authors have produced a lovely addition to any budding or practiced mathematician’s bookcase. Well-presented and readable for both the novice and the maths expert, which is an admirable feat, this book is for anyone with an interest, no matter how vague or intense, in Sudoku.



  1. #1 Steve Reilly
    New York
    January 24, 2013

    You also get mentioned in the article on Ian McKewan in the issue. Congrats!

  2. #2 GeoJim
    Morgantown, WV
    January 24, 2013

    Wow, it could not get any better than that! As an indicator of that rag’s influence, it’d be interesting to see what kind of bump that will give sales.

  3. #3 Kevin Dowd
    January 24, 2013


  4. #4 Steve
    January 24, 2013

    Nice. But KenKen is where it’s at!

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