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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

Welcome to the Crumple Zone

Welcome To The Crumple Zone - Flash qFiasco It's a bit like Huckleberry Finn, except that you've got a VW Microbus instead of a raft. And his German girlfriend, whom he chivalrously refers to as Claudia Schiffer With Brains, instead of Jim. And it's set in Northern Europe, rather than the American South. And I don't think there's any scene in Mark Twain's book which involves a porno movie where the actors are covered in tinned peaches. Well, conceivably the bit with the Royal Nonesuch. You never do get to hear any details about what the King's stage act consists of. Somehow, though, I doubt it.

In fact, to be honest, it's not that much like Huckleberry Finn. But it is very funny in places. I laughed out loud several times.