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The books by Raymond Smullyan have caught my fancy because they seem to teach mathematical logic using puzzles. However since I am very weak at solving puzzles in general and logic puzzles in specific, his books are giving me a hard time.

Could you please suggest in what order should I start reading his books so that the level of complexity is as gradual as possible? If you think that there is some other book/topic I should study first, please feel free suggest that as well.

Note - I don't want to start studying books on mathematical logic because I won't be learning to solve puzzle while doing that.

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I suggest

By date published

because that's the order he wrote them in, which makes the most sense to read them in, like a trilogy. His mind would develop new ideas with each book, and they are also a mind map.

Raymond Smullyan publications

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    $\begingroup$ Can you explain why? $\endgroup$
    – Deusovi
    May 6 '17 at 22:04
  • $\begingroup$ because that's the order he wrote them in, which makes the most sense to read them in, like a trilogy $\endgroup$
    – JMP
    May 6 '17 at 22:10
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    $\begingroup$ But they're not an ongoing story. They're unrelated books. $\endgroup$
    – Deusovi
    May 6 '17 at 22:14
  • $\begingroup$ well i would read them in that order $\endgroup$
    – JMP
    May 6 '17 at 22:14
  • $\begingroup$ Can you explain why? Answers without explanation are deleted. $\endgroup$
    – Deusovi
    May 6 '17 at 22:15

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