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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.

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Latest Activity: Dec 3

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

New books on the secular life

Started by Nick Bottom. Last reply by Randall Smith Oct 23. 1 Reply

Haruki Murakami

Started by Nick Bottom. Last reply by Michael Mann Sep 7. 1 Reply

"Cli-fi"

Started by Don. Last reply by Don Aug 31. 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

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Comment by Scott Dexter on December 6, 2009 at 1:12pm
I saw the premise for the new King book and could not help but think someone had recently shown him the Simpsons Movie. :)
Comment by Friend of Dorothy on December 6, 2009 at 11:34am
I just finished King's, "Under the Dome". A small town is suddenly decended upon by an unearthly, impenatrible capsule. It will bring out the best and worst in those hundreds of trapped prisoners. Watching the gradual slide down from civilized town-folk to desperate knife edge survivers is a grripping tale you hate to put down. The only fault, and I rarely have them about King, is that I was somewhat disapointed in the simplistic, let down,,when the reason for the whole thing is eplained at the end. I was left with the feeling that something more was needed to make the ending feel more fulfilling.
Comment by Dave Kennedy on November 18, 2009 at 12:39am
No, Dallas, but I'm ordering it from Amazon right now. Can't beat $9.99. Thanks for the tip.
Comment by A Former Member on November 17, 2009 at 12:12pm
Has anyone read this? - DG

Global Brain: The Evolution of Mass Mind from the Big Bang to the 2...

When did big-picture optimism become cool again? While not blind to potential problems and glitches, Global Brain: The Evolution of Mass Mind From the Big Bang to the 21st Century confidently asserts that our networked culture is not only inevitable but essential for our species' survival and eventual migration into space. Author Howard Bloom, believed by many to be R. Buckminster Fuller's intellectual heir, takes the reader on a dizzying tour of the universe, from its original subatomic particle network to the unimaginable data-processing power of intergalactic communication. His writing is smart and snappy, moving with equal poise through depictions of frenzied bacteria passing along information packets in the form of DNA and nomadic African tribespeople putting their heads together to find water for the next year.

The reader is swept up in Bloom's vision of the power of mass minds and, before long, can't help seeing the similarities between ecosystems, street gangs, and the Internet. Were Bloom not so learned and well-respected--more than a third of his book is devoted to notes and references, and luminaries from Lynn Margulis to Richard Metzger have lined up behind him--it would be tempting to dismiss him as a crank. His enthusiasm, the grand scale of his thinking, and his transcendence of traditional academic disciplines can be daunting, but the new outlook yielded to the persistent is simultaneously exciting and humbling. Bloom takes the old-school, sci-fi dystopian vision of group thinking and turns it around--Global Brain predicts that our future's going to be less like the Borg and more like a great party. --Rob Lightner
Comment by A Former Member on November 13, 2009 at 9:06am
I recently read Wuthering Heights

Good novel in many ways. There are some great movie adaptations as well.
Comment by Carrie on November 13, 2009 at 2:09am
Hello atheists who love to read! I read mostly general fiction, I have really been into the classics lately (I recently read Wuthering Heights, Pride and Prejudice, and Tale of Two Cities) I just finished reading Stiff by Mary Roach. It was a very good book, easy to read, funny and informative and I just started The Color Purple by Alice Walker! And I just got a new book shelf and in the water cooler forum I have a post requesting suggestions on where I should put my bibles if anyone has suggestions!
Comment by AtheistsAreUs on November 12, 2009 at 8:10pm
ItsJustMatt: I read that book in Jr. High some thirty+ years ago. I believe its well known and publicised not only for its human rights history, but its challange to personal biases in ways that your average student never faces.
Comment by Stephen Goldin on November 8, 2009 at 1:28pm
There's a very nice review of my book Polly! here (in addition to the ones within the Nexus Book Club itself). I might point out that the site's "Headmaster," Frank Vevle, lives in Norway, so his English might appear a bit broken--but it's infinitely better than my Norse, so I'm not criticizing.

BTW, if you like reading or writing reviews of SFF, you might consider joining his site and becoming a member of his community.
Comment by Friend of Dorothy on November 1, 2009 at 4:56pm
I admire all you heavy readers, but as I find the years passing I am more into the themes that get the blood racing, action, adventure etc. such as James Patterson and James Rollins. Cliff hangers at the end of each chapter, surprise villains and mysterious objects to find and explore. I find I set aside less and less time to ponder the deep hidden meanings of anything except whats for lunch. Still....thanks for the site where I can jot a note or two now and then.
Comment by A Former Member on October 25, 2009 at 7:44pm
Matt, thanks for posting that, but you've never read that book, or heard of it? We had to read it in high school. In fact, I graduated from the town where this man lived (Mansfield, TX). He was already dead by that time, but his widow's second husband came and spoke to our class. In the book it mentions the townspeople hanging an effigy of him at the downtown interesection of Main and (? - can't remember). I drove past that spot hundreds of times.
 
 
 

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