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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 Triple a's Check It Out: (the Oh My

The Triple A's Check It Out: The Oh My God Trap - Stephen Welch Well, speaking for myself, all I can say is that this is unquestionably the best book I've ever read which features a junior chess tournament on one of Mars's moons.

But of course I'm not the target demographic, and it's by no means impossible that I would have liked it when I was the right age. I'm giving my copy to Sophie and Olivia, 13 and 10 respectively, who compete regularly in junior chess tournaments. I'll post their comments in due course.