Structural Ambiguity

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A Madman Dreams Of Turing Machines by Janna Levin
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Somebody should tell Dr Levin that being a good scientist and reading up on the life of Turing does not mean that one will write a good book about Turing. This so-called novel is melodramatic in the worst sense of the word, especially in its opinion of itself. Add to this the blatant stylistic inconsistencies and the gruesome physicality that Dr Levin mercilessly showers upon her reader - it will take me years to escape the image of Turing "salting his soup with his dandruff" - and you have the perfect book to forget on the bus. Pity the man who finds it.
Everything that Linguists have Always Wanted to Kn&hellip by Mccawley
2.0 out of 5 stars Still waiting, 13 Nov 2011
Here's a more appropriate title: "Everything That Linguists Have Always Wanted to Know about Logic - And Are Still Waiting to Find Out After Reading This Book".

There are no answers to exercises, and the Lambda calculus - the reason I bought this book, and a crucial tool for anything in formal semantics - is covered over a few pages, creating more questions than it answers. After spending over 30 on this, I am still waiting.
Rona Laurie War Years by Rona Laurie
Rona Laurie War Years by Rona Laurie
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Ms Laurie's memoir is humorous, touching, and full of compelling historical detail. "What a full life i've lead so far!", she notes in her diary while in her mid-twenties. Not many of us could lay claim to such a statement, but hers is fully justified. A treat for anyone who has ever acted - on stage or in life.

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