Reviews

  • Matt Parker has pulled off something wonderful . . . his stories are superb.

    Marcus Berkmann, The Daily Mail
  • Parker is consistently very funny . . . highly entertaining.

    The Guardian
  • Numbers to die for. Four stars.

    Simon Griffith, Mail on Sunday
  • Bought it yesterday, enjoying it enormously, well done!

    Dara Ó Briain, Twitter
  • I just finished the new book by irrepressible maths enthusiast @standupmaths, and it's GREAT!

    Adam Savage, ex-host of 'Mythbusters', Twitter
  • An entertaining and often alarming journey through the numerical blunders made over the years.

    The Big Issue
  • Very funny. . . a compendium of stories about mathematical failures; some are amusing, others alarming, as in the case of the passenger aircraft that ran out of fuel because it had been measured in the wrong units

    Daily Telegraph Books of the Year
  • "[Matt Parker] shows off math at its most playful and multifarious" --Jordan Ellenberg, author of "How to Not Be Wrong

    Jordan Ellenberg
  • Matt Parker is some sort of unholy fusion of a prankster, wizard and brilliant nerd--maths is rarely this clever, funny and ever so slightly naughty.

    Adam Rutherford, author of "Creation"