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.

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

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Nice. But KenKen is where it's at!