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Nexus Book Club

A group for those of us who like reading and books. Fiction, non-fiction, drama, poetry... everything goes.

Members: 827
Latest Activity: 21 hours ago

Welcome to the Nexus Book Club!

Hello to all our new (and old) members! We'd love to hear from you; please take the time to introduce yourself either on the forum or the wall.

Feel free to discuss the books you're reading at the moment, your favorite authors or works, and so on. I'm sure everyone has a book they think others here might find interesting!

Also, don't forget to check out the page Books by A|N Members Who are Published Authors, located just under the members section on your right.


Books of Interest to Atheists and Skeptics
Breaking The Spell by Daniel Dennett
A Devil's Chaplain, by Richard Dawkins
The End of Faith, by Sam Harris
The God Delusion, by Richard Dawkins
God is Not Great, by Christopher Hitchens
Godless, by Dan Barker
Letter to a Christian Nation, by Sam Harris
Why I am not a Christian, by Bertrand Russell

Sites for Bibliotaphs
Audible.com
BookCrossing.com
BookMooch.com
The Internet Archive
LibraryThing.com
LibriVox.org
Project Gutenburg
Shelfari.com

Discussion Forum

"Cli-fi"

Started by Don. Last reply by Don yesterday. 4 Replies

top 10

Started by Jeffrey. Last reply by Nick Bottom Aug 23. 17 Replies

Top 5 Books on Atheism

Started by Steph S.. Last reply by Kosak Grabovsky Dec 15, 2013. 1 Reply

The Drunkard's Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives, by Leonard Mlodinow

Started by A Former Member. Last reply by Keith Brian Johnson Jun 16, 2013. 5 Replies

Atheism books (beyond Hitchens, Dawkins, & Harris)

Started by Dr. Thoss. Last reply by Kelli Evans Nov 24, 2012. 52 Replies

Robert Jordan "Wheel of Time" fans?

Started by Jenn Wiffen. Last reply by Joseph P Sep 10, 2012. 1 Reply

Why do they all have "happy endings"

Started by Cory D Wells. Last reply by Kosak Grabovsky Jul 24, 2012. 3 Replies

Currently Reading: American Gods by Neil Gaiman

Started by The Big Blue Frog. Last reply by Cory D Wells Jul 24, 2012. 8 Replies

Raven’s Gate, by Anthony Horowitz

Started by A Former Member May 18, 2012. 0 Replies

The Atheist Book Club @GoodReads.com

Started by Donegal. Last reply by Jessica Mar 28, 2012. 8 Replies

To all Lovecraftians

Started by Fabio. Last reply by A Former Member Mar 3, 2012. 11 Replies

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Comment by Nick Bottom 21 hours ago

Wilkie Collins was a contemporary of Dickens; although Collins was popular at the time, he has been much overshadowed by Dickens, whose popularity in the U.S. is well known. I haven't read any of Collins's works, but I did read Drood by Dan Simmons, which features Collins as one of the characters. 

I used to like Dan Simmons for his science-fiction and horror novels (Endymion, Hyperion, Carrion Comfort, to name a few), but then he went out and wrote Flashback, which was horribly written and laced with political rantings—and, ironically, the main character's name was Nick Bottom, much to my disgust. I pretty much lost respect for Simmons after that one.

Comment by Plinius 23 hours ago

You missed a stack of good books Randall! English, Londoner, famous for The Moonstone and The Woman in White, both early detectives. In other books he wove stories around blindness, vivisection, identity, the law and a lot of other rather unmentionable things in his time.

Comment by Randall Smith yesterday

Chris, I've never heard of Collins, but I'll look him up in the library. English writer, I presume?

Comment by Plinius yesterday

I'm in the middle of a biography of Wilkie Collins, my favorite Victorian writer. He was also seen as a sensation writer - perhaps true - but he showed his contemporaries that the world is far more varied, complex and interesting than the Victorians would have it. And he was good in writing unputdownables.

Comment by Donald R Barbera yesterday

Never knew much about Rockwell other than his art which appealed to many. However, because of my job, I visited Rochester, NY and along the lake in Autumn the fields always reminded me of his paintings. I never thought Rochester had anything I wanted. They big business in Bausch and Lom, Kodak and Xerox where I worked. It took a while but I learned about RIT and more, but those autumn fields always gave me something to look forward to.

Comment by Randall Smith on Sunday

Just finished a biography on Norman Rockwell, not that I was ever a big fan. Curious about the man. Despite being married 3 times with 3 children, he was depicted as a repressed homosexual. Also, despite some of his "religious" (pious) illustrations, he was a non-believer. Rockwell turned liberal as he got older. A very fastidious and detailed man, it took him a long time to complete a drawing. And he couldn't do it off the top of his head. He needed photographs or models. Good insight into a complex person.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on March 31, 2014 at 12:45pm

Comment by Stephen Goldin on March 4, 2014 at 1:41pm

For those who read ebooks, a couple of my "Atheist Musings" are available free this week at Smashwords as part of Read an Ebook Week (3/2-3/8): "Creationism vs. the Lightbulb" and "The Fix Is In." People might also be interested in some of my science fiction and fantasy on sale; check out my blog for more details.

Comment by Brian Magee on February 20, 2014 at 8:47am

"Wicked Gods," the latest novel from Humanist Press is now available!

Visit: http://www.humanistpress.com/wicked-gods.html

Press release: http://americanhumanist.org/news/details/2014-02-culture-war-thrill...

Comment by Secular School Teacher on December 29, 2013 at 7:38pm

How Archaeology Disproves the four foundational stories of the Bible
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/12/24/1265119/-How-Archaeology-D...

 
 
 

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