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A Tangled Tale

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Published (first published 1885)
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Ah, Carroll. My life would be nothing without thee. (It's possible to hate someone's guts, but can you love someone's guts? (Something of a bizarre expression at the best of times. I mean, guts? What is hateable or loveable about anyone's guts? I mean, they're guts. I suppose it means, the centre of you; guts=your very core. But it's still bizarre.) If it IS possible, I love Lewis Carroll's guts.)

AAAAANYWAY, weirdo parenthesis aside...

So normally I hate math. Loooooathe it. But this book is math
Dec 10, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Un libro que sólo disfrutarán los matemáticos de pura cepa (de ahí mi nota). Le daría una estrella si no fuera por el sentido del humor tan fino que tiene y de los brillantes juegos de palabras.
Markéta Kimi
Jul 29, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ne, já a matematika se rádi nemáme. Od střední školy máme spolu uzavřenou dohodu o neútočení. Ale Carrollovy příběhy a matematické zádrhely včetně skvěle napsaných komentářů jsou bezchybné a naprosto okouzlující.
Nov 17, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Si impara che già nell'800 giovani ragazzi e ragazze inglesi che scrivevano alle riviste, per mettere alla prova la loro destrezza nel risolvere i quesiti matematici, ricorrevano a pseudonimi simpatici e fantasiosi, che non sfigurerebbero ancora oggi, nell'era telematica: GIOIOSA, VECCHIO MICIO, BREZZA MARINA, DINAH MITE, QUERCIA DI PALUDE, GINESTRONE, e così via.

A loro l'onore di ricevere l'esame e i commenti di -nientemeno- Lewis Carroll in persona.
E spiace vedere che già allora, come oggi in
I was immediately attracted by this book once I saw it into the shelve of the bookshop. Who does not love the famous Alice? Just starting with the title (the original one) you can appreciate how Carroll plays with words. Puzzles are nice but never astonishing from a mathematical point of view, while the tales are in line with the Carroll's nonsense style.
I love his use of math and riddles.
read it Dave and let me know what you think
Roza Howton
Nov 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Gives you a good mental workout!
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The Reverend Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, better known by the pen name Lewis Carroll, was an English author, mathematician, logician, Anglican clergyman and photographer.

His most famous writings are Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and its sequel Through the Looking-Glass as well as the poems "The Hunting of the Snark" and "Jabberwocky", all considered to be within the genre of literary nonsense.

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