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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 Jewel of Medina - Sherry Jones Just ordered it.

On the one hand, the general opinion is that this book isn't very good. On the other, a couple of heavily bearded Muslim gentlemen were found guilty the other day of trying to firebomb the publisher. Well, I'm willing to be reasonable. They stop firebombing, I'll stop reading crap novels that allegedly insult the Prophet's memory. It's a good offer. Think about it.