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MannyRayner

Manny Rayner's book reviews

I love reviewing books - have been doing it at Goodreads, but considering moving here.

Currently reading

The Greatest Show On Earth: The Evidence For Evolution
Richard Dawkins
R in Action
Robert Kabacoff
Fluid Concepts and Creative Analogies
Douglas R. Hofstadter
McGee on Food and Cooking: An Encyclopedia of Kitchen Science, History and Culture
Harold McGee
Epistemic Dimensions of Personhood
Simon Evnine
Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning (Information Science and Statistics)
Christopher M. Bishop
Relativity, Thermodynamics and Cosmology
Richard C. Tolman
The Cambridge Handbook of Second Language Acquisition
Julia Herschensohn, Martha Young-Scholten

BORAT: Touristic Guidings to Minor Nation of U.S. and A. and Touristic Guidings to Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan

BORAT: Touristic Guidings to Minor Nation of U.S. and A. and Touristic Guidings to Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan - Borat Sagdiyev - So what do you think of Baron-Cohen?

- Well, personally I'd say he's overrated.

- Oh yeah?

- Sure, at first you're kind of impressed. It's well done. But after a while, you see that it's just more of the same.

- I suppose you might have a point.

- And let's face it, even though it's supposed to be clever and sensitive and post-whatever, really it's just sexist. Offensively, vulgarly sexist.

- So what would you cite as a typical example of that?

- Oh, I don't know. Perhaps the nude wrestling match.

- I'm sorry?

- The bit where his friend is trying to masturbate over the picture of Pamela Anderson and--

- Wait, are you talking about Sacha Baron-Cohen?

- Yes, who are you talking about?