Human Parts
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Human Parts

EXPRESS YOURSELF

The Manufacture of Mystery

Writing the unexplainable

A wooden cube with a question mark on a table
Photo: Liudmila Chernetska/Getty Images

A puzzle has a solution and wants to be solved. A mystery has a solution but doesn’t want to be solved. An enigma doesn’t have a solution and doesn’t want to be solved.

As children we love a puzzle. Be that a wooden one with slide-together pieces or one of the puzzle books with fun stories and…

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Leo Cookman

Leo Cookman

Peripatetic Writer. “Time’s Lie” out now from Zero Books.