It's hard to imagine anyone who has never attempted to do a jigsaw puzzle.I have been doing them ever since I was a kid.Although I have loved all sorts of puzzles and was very familiar with "puzzle people" like Martin Gardner,J.A.H. Hunter and even found Sam Loyd's "Cyclopedia of Puzzles" way back in the late 50's; I have always enjoyed a Jigsaw;more as a light time filler than something serious.That was until recent years as I came across more and more jigsaws with a twist or greater challenge.When I found one like an M.C Escher 1000 piece House of Stairs,I realized there was more to jigsaws than a 500 piece sailing ship or farm scene.That's not to say I don't enjoy a Wysocki just to relax and work with my wife.She can't stand the "weird ones'.As I started to pay more attention I found photomosaics,one-color,double-sided,maze-jigsaws,mystery puzzles,puzzles such a field of clover,Rubic Cubes,and last but not least those devilish 3-D computer images with a ghostly lion or other hidden image. Then I came across this book in a used book store and found out what an interesting subject jigsaws really were.This book covered just about everything you could imagine and as far as I knew it was the only book like it There couldn't be too many other such books because I have over 500 books on puzzles and hadn't seen any others. This is a very good book and would be a joy for any puzzle collector. That being said ,I just came across "The Jigsaw Puzzzle" by Anne Williams.(see my review for that one)
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