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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

Best Chess Games, 1970-80

Best Chess Games, 1970-80 - Jon Speelman Passing the used book stand on the Rue de la Marché earlier today, Not and I saw this book on sale for five francs. It was irresistible, and we snapped it up at once.

"So how many of your games do you expect to find?" asked Not with maybe just the tiniest hint of irony.

"None," I replied. "I'm not good enough." But leafing through it over lunch, I discovered that this wasn't quite true: a footnote to Stean-Ungureanu mentioned my annoying loss against Amos at the 1976 Olympiad.

"Oh dear!" said Not contritely. "I hope that wasn't my fault?" We had met four days earlier.