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Gallivanter
22 Nov 09 08:55
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Amazon has sent me the following email and I'm wondering whether to put any of their recommended books in my letter to Father Christmas. Does anybody who's read them have an opinion?

Amazon.co.uk has new recommendations for you based on items you purchased or told us you own.
In this message:


. . .
We recommend: Betting on Two Year Olds: The Inside Track

by Nick Attenborough

Price: £14.99
Recommended because you purchased or rated:
* Class Figures
. . .
We recommend: Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets

by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

RRP: £9.99
Price: £5.49
You Save: £4.50 (45%)
Recommended because you purchased or rated:
* Fortune's Formula: The Untold Story of the Scientific Betting System That Beat the Casinos and Wall Street
. . .
We recommend: Bet with the Best 2: Longshots

by Andrew Beyer

RRP: £18.18
Price: £16.19
You Save: £1.99 (11%)
Recommended because you purchased or rated:
* Class Figures
. . .
We recommend: Weighing the Odds in Sports Betting

by King Yao

RRP: £12.11
Price: £10.78
You Save: £1.33 (11%)
Recommended because you purchased or rated:
* Winning without Thinking: A Guide to Horse Race Betting Systems
. . .
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Report marky sparky November 22, 2009 9:33 AM GMT
Betting on Two Year Olds: The Inside Track

Is this a new sport?
Report Gallivanter November 22, 2009 10:20 AM GMT
My grandson can run a bit when he sees sweeties. I think I'll train him up.
Report Hull November 22, 2009 10:39 AM GMT
Instead of jumping on the bandwagon of people trying to hard to be funny, why don't you explain and give reasons. Presuming you have read the mentioned books.
Report Gallivanter November 22, 2009 10:49 AM GMT
Hull, I haven't read the books in bold type, that's why I'm asking if others can recommend them.

I have read the books in italic type. Fortune's Formula is written in a sickeningly politically correct fashion as most American academic books are these days but it's still worth a read if you want a full explanation of the Kelly Criterion and some gossip about the Mafia running car parks. The other books in italics aren't worth the bother, in my view.
Report no moves November 22, 2009 5:33 PM GMT
What about Harry Potter I heard that the author has made a few quid out of that book.
Report clapham commoner November 22, 2009 6:50 PM GMT
nick mordin-betting for a living
the best i have come across
Report not_drwho November 23, 2009 9:18 AM GMT
'Sports Arbitrage' by George Lynam
Report I am the one and only223 November 23, 2009 10:39 AM GMT
Weighing the Odds in Sports Betting

More aimed at US sports but still full of sensible stuff.
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