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Posted on Tuesday, 15 July, 2014 - 10:43 pm:   

This collection of problems by David Monk is widely acknowledged to be very challenging, but perhaps a few slightly more concrete words regarding its difficulty would be useful. The very first problem in the book's 'easy' section is a past BMO2 problem (which makes the description 'New' seem somewhat curious...). This essentially means that the book would be useful (being generous) to little more than one hundred students in the UK.

Considering all of this, I feel the description 'This book should appeal to anyone 16+ who enjoys solving the kind of challenging and attractive geometry problems that have virtually vanished from the school curriculum, but which still play a central role in national and international mathematics competitions' is slightly disingenuous. Of course, it would be interesting to hear other people's thoughts.

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