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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


Satori - Don Winslow, Trevanian HOKI

A Manny Rayner novel based on Shibumi

The bell rang three times, two short and one long. It was the signal they'd agreed on.

"Entrez!" said Rayner. "La porte est ouverte."

The man entered hesitantly, looking around with evident curiosity at the apartment's simple but costly furnishings. An elderly Chinese servant glided up to him, discreetly took his heavy winter coat, and left again without uttering a word. The man cleared his throat.

The rest of this review is in my book What Pooh Might Have Said to Dante and Other Futile Speculations