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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

Rob Roy (Cassettes)

Rob Roy (Cassettes) - Donald McFarlan I'd just seen the film, and, as it happened, a colleague at work was a national-level fencer. I asked her whether Liam Neeson's unorthodox manoeuvre in the final sword-fight was legal.

She considered the question carefully. Well, she said at last, in a normal competition it would of course result in immediate disqualification. But in a fight to the death it was probably acceptable.

So now you know too.