Nurikabe Rip-Off

Buyer beware! The Penguin Book of Nurikabe falls far beneath the minimal standards one expects from a puzzle book. The book is supposed to contain fifteen “expert” puzzles; in fact, there are only four, of which all the rest are duplicates! What’s more, many of the puzzles in the book aren’t even proper Nurikabe, since they have more than one possible solution. Like the annoyed reviewer at the site, I found this out the hard way. I doubt that these things were ever test-solved. So much for “the highest levels of Fleet Street professionalism.”