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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 Bounty Hunter

The Bounty Hunter - Morris,  Goscinny The French edition was lying on the table in the doctor's waiting room, so I picked it up and started leafing through it. The Bounty Hunter, I learned, is the lowest of the low. They are the vultures of the Wild West, and you can spot them at an early age. We get some illustrative scenes featuring the young Elliot Belt.

"Who's chopped down my cherry tree??" shouts the irate father. No one answers. "A quarter to anyone who can tell me who did it!" he adds. And suddenly, there's Elliot with his hand out, saying "It was me!"

Later, at school, Elliot points out three of his classmates. "Him, him and him!" he says. "Thank you Elliot!" says his teacher. "That's two good conduct marks and a 10 in arithmetic!"