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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
Gods of the Jungle Planet - Vernon D. Burns ANCHORMAN: And now we're going over to Goodreads, where they're just about to present the coveted Worst Book Of All Time Award. I know we're looking forward to finding out who the winner will be. Stay tuned.

ZIPPY THE PINHEAD: Ladies, gentlemen and others. I am indeed Zippy the Pinhead!! Don't believe any malicious rumors you may have heard to the contrary, possibly based on my use of bold fonts and LOLcats. No sir, this is Zippy at your service!!!



ZIPPY: Well done, Mr Jagger, well done! If only Mr. Spinrad hadn't spoiled things with that preface. He almost made it seem like the book had a point. And excuse me for saying it, but you were a little short on gratuitous sex...

VOICE FROM CROWD: What about the pleasure-femmes of Zind?

ZIPPY: Indeed, sir, indeed! More pleasure-femmes, that might have done it! Well, better luck next time...



ZIPPY: Careful with those things, gentlemen! I'm standing well back.



FIRST VELOCIRAPTOR: No hard feelings. It's a fair result. Our writing was too good.

SECOND VELOCIRAPTOR: Hardly any continuity errors.

FIRST VELOCIRAPTOR: And not enough boobies.

SECOND VELOCIRAPTOR: Yeah.