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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
Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess, Part Two: Kasparov vs Karpov 1975-1985 - Garry Kasparov When Ingmar Bergman died in 2007, his literary executor found a number of sealed packages containing several projects in various stages of completion. I am proud to present extracts from Bergman's unfinished masterpiece:

Ã…ttonde Inseglet (The Eighth Seal)


THE KNIGHT......Garry Kasparov

DEATH...............Anatoly Karpov

THE SQUIRE.......Gennadi Timoshchenko

GOD...................Florencio Campomanes


The rest of this review is in my book If Research Were Romance and Other Implausible Conjectures