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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
A Short History of Cahiers du Cinema - Emilie Bickerton Conversation with Not earlier this morning:

- So what do you have against Spring Breakers? You like Russ Meyer.

- Russ Meyer is good. There's no need to remake him.

- But this isn't a remake. Everyone just says Harmony Korine is the person filling that role in the contemporary scene, making trashy arthouse movies about girls with big boobs.

- He's crap.

- Cahiers du Cinéma gave him a great writeup.

- They're crap too.

- But you didn't read a word of the article.

- I looked at the ads. You can always tell from the ads if something's crap.