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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
The Hunger Games - Suzanne  Collins SOME BOOKS I ALREADY OWN WHICH I PLAN TO FINISH BEFORE BUYING THE HUNGER GAMES

John Lanchester, Mr. Phillips
Margaret Atwood, Oryx and Crake
Steven Weinberg, The First Three Minutes
Jean-Jacques Sempé, Le Petit Nicolas
Merritt Ruhlen, The Origin of Language
Pernilla Stalfelt, Le petit livre de caca
Hubert Reeves, L'univers expliqué à mes petits-enfants
Gustave Flaubert, Trois Contes
Dominique Lambert, Un Atome D'Univers
Jean-Pierre Luminet, L'Invention du Big Bang
Francis Collins, The Language of God
Ben Marcus, The Flame Alphabet
Dominique de Saint-Mars, Lili est harcelée à l'école
Michel Brice, Love-Téléphone
C.M. Kornbluth/Jordan Park, Valerie
Snedwick P. Philebius, clownfucker
Troy NeNuthe, Troy DeNuthe's World of Ice Cubes
Carroll Quigley, Tragedy and Hope: A History of the World in Our Time
Ian McEwan, Solar
Dominique Lambert, L'itinéraire spirituel de Georges Lemaître
Gilles Brulet, haïku, mon nounours
Helge Kragh, Cosmology and Controversy
Simon Singh, Big Bang
Alison Bechdel, Invasion of the Dykes to Watch Out For
Arthur Koestler, The Sleepwalkers
Bertrand Russell, Religion and Science
Matthew Hurley, Daniel Dennett and Reginald Adams, Inside Jokes
Zep, Titeuf, Tome 3: Ça épate les filles
Alan Guth, The Inflationary Universe
Helge Kragh, Higher Speculations
Hubert Reeves, La première seconde
Jim Holt, Why Does the World Exist? An Existential Detective Story
Stephen Hawking, The Grand Design
John Lennox, God and Stephen Hawking
Immanuel Kant, Universal Natural History
Pierre Probst, Pouf le chaton bleu
Dominique de Saint-Mars, Max et Koffi sont copains
Thomas Wengelewski, 99 Classic Movies for People in a Hurry
Dominique de Saint-Mars, Max décide de faire des efforts
Roger Hahn, Le système du monde
A.D. White, A History of the Warfare of Science with Theology in Christendom
Lars Saabye Christensen, Beatles
Tomi Ungerer, Les Chats
Paul Steinhardt and Neil Turok, Endless Universe
Dominique de Saint-Mars, Max adore jouer
Tomi Ungerer, Orlando
William Paley, Natural Theology
René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo, Asterix chez les Helvètes
François Lelord, Le Voyage d'Hector ou la recherche du bonheur
Helge Kragh, Matter and Spirit in the Universe
Charles Darwin, On the Origin of Species
C.S. Lewis, Miracles
M.J. Nicholls, A Postmodern Belch
Fred Hoyle, The Origin of the Universe and the Origin of Religion
Anna Benson, C
Alan Lightman and Roberta Brawer, Origins
Dominique de Saint-Mars, Max et Lili ont des pouvoirs magiques
Fabrice Bonvin, OVNIS: Les agents du changement
Fred Hoyle, Frontiers of Astronomy
Miles Kington, Let's Parler Franglais Again!
Tristran Davies, Wallace & Gromit: The Lost Slipper and the Curse of the Ramsbottoms
Herman Bondi, Cosmology
Leonard Susskind, The Cosmic Landscape
James Joyce, Ulysses
Harry Blamires, The Bloomsday Book: A Guide through Joyce's Ulysses
David B. Lentz, Bloomsday: The Bostoniad
George Gamow, One, Two, Three... Infinity
Richard Swinburne, Is There a God?
Sylvia Day, Bared to You
Dominique de Saint-Mars, Max se fait insulter à la récré
Dominique de Saint-Mars, Max veut etre délégué de la classe
Dominique de Saint-Mars, Nina a été adoptée
Heather Busch and Burton Silver, Why Cats Paint
Tomi Ungerer, The Three Robbers
Pierre-Simon Laplace, Exposition du système du monde
Paul Davies, God and the New Physics
Bill Bryson, A Short History of Nearly Everything
Norman Lindsay, The Magic Pudding
Philipp Koehn, Statistical Machine Translation
Sean Carroll, From Eternity to Here
E. Nesbit, The Story of the Amulet
Paul Davies, The Mind of God
Edward Eager, Half Magic
Brian Clegg, Before the Big Bang
Mary Leunig, A Piece of Cake
Guy de Maupassant, Pierre et Jean
Thomas Kuhn, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions
Lucretius, On the Nature of Things
Olga Grushin, The Dream Life of Sukhanov
E.W. Barnes, Scientific Theory and Religion
William Shakespeare, Pericles, Prince of Tyre
Rudy Rucker, Mathenauts
Philip Pullman, The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ
Mikael Niemi, Populärmusik från Vittula
Albert Einstein, The Meaning of Relativity
Patrick Lapeyre, La vie est brève et le désir sans fin
Iain M. Banks, Matter
Lee Smolin, Time Reborn
Guus Kuijer, Het boek van alle dingen
Abraham Pais, Subtle Is the Lord: The Science and the Life of Albert Einstein
Robert Jastrow, God and the Astronomers
Comtesse de Segur, Ourson
George Gamow, Thirty Years that Shook Physics
Terry Pratchett, The Last Continent
Helge Kragh, An Introduction to the Historiography of Science
Heinrich Hoffmann, Der Struwwelpeter
Italo Calvino, Si par une nuit d'hiver un voyageur
Tove Jansson, Komet im Mumintal
William James, The Varieties of Religious Experience
Richard Feynman, The Character of Physical Law
Sir Thomas Heath, Aristarchus of Samos
Otto Neugebauer, The Exact Sciences in Antiquity
Carlo Rovelli, The First Scientist: Anaximander and his Legacy
Arthur Berry, A Short History of Astronomy
David Foenkinos, La délicatesse
David Wallace, The Emergent Multiverse
Peter Byrne, The Many Worlds of Hugh Everett III
Kevin Werbach, For the Win
Galileo Galilei, Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems
Alexander Unzicker and Sheilla Jones, Bankrupting Science
Ian Bogost, How to Do Things with Videogames
Pierre Pevel, Les Lames du Cardinal
Cordelia Fine, Delusions of Gender
Victor Stenger, God: The Failed Hypothesis
David Berlinski, The Devil's Delusion
Agniya Barto, Игрушки
Somenath Mithra, Science and Mankind
Thomas Lewis, Fari Amini and Richard Lannon, A General Theory of Love
Jim Baggott, Farewell to Reality
Dominique de Saint-Mars, Max n'aime pas lire
François Lelord, Hector et les secrets de l'amour
Richard Burton, The Arabian Nights
Julia Herschensohn and Martha Young-Scholten, The Cambridge Handbook of Second Language Acquisition
Immanuel Kant, Critique of Pure Reason
Harold McGee, On Food and Cooking
Charles Babcock, Management Strategies for the Cloud Revolution

But I imagine I'll get to it in due course. I just don't see what the rush is.