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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: 828
Latest Activity: May 16

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

The Last Blade of Grass

Started by Robert Brown May 7. 0 Replies

Top 5 Books on Atheism

Started by Steph S.. Last reply by Gerald Payne Apr 30. 5 Replies

Why do they all have "happy endings"

Started by Cory D Wells. Last reply by sk8eycat Jan 22. 5 Replies

New books on the secular life

Started by Nick Bottom. Last reply by Randall Smith Oct 23, 2014. 1 Reply

POLLY AND THE ONE AND ONLY WORLD

Started by Don. Last reply by Don Sep 13, 2014. 1 Reply

Haruki Murakami

Started by Nick Bottom. Last reply by Michael Mann Sep 7, 2014. 1 Reply

"Cli-fi"

Started by Don. Last reply by Don Aug 31, 2014. 4 Replies

top 10

Started by Jeffrey. Last reply by Nick Bottom Aug 23, 2014. 17 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

Currently Reading: American Gods by Neil Gaiman

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

The Atheist Book Club @GoodReads.com

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

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Comment by Travis McFarland on April 21, 2009 at 4:23am
@Dallas: TSD is pretty economic, but they way Klein writes she makes it easy to follow. It definitely is giving me a different perspective on America's involvement in the world. Especially about things that are not covered in the news or that are just so filtered that the original content is virtually lost.
Comment by Stephen Goldin on April 17, 2009 at 7:31pm
Dorothy Fontana, story editor for Star Trek, once told me that screenwriters envy prose writers for that. I can write 3 words: "The world ended." To do that on screen costs millions of dollars.

@IMAOZI: SF and fantasy readers are also welcome at the Science Fiction/Fantasy Atheists group.
Comment by IMAOZI on April 17, 2009 at 7:12pm
I usually read Sci-Fi but I did read The DaVinci Code and saw the movie. I was disappointed with the movie though. My imagination is always better that the directors.
Comment by IMAOZI on April 17, 2009 at 6:45pm
I am reading "Angels & Demons"
Comment by Travis McFarland on April 13, 2009 at 4:36am
I'm currently reading The Shock Doctrine (The Rise of Disaster Capitalism) By: Naomi Klein. This book is intense.
Comment by Mack Fuller on April 12, 2009 at 2:00pm
The library at my University has all of Dawkins' work. Great stuff. I actually listened to The Audio Book of the God Delusion which was cool since it's was read by both Richard and his wife.
Comment by Cheryl on April 11, 2009 at 7:28pm
I just started reading "Atheist Universe" by David Mills. It is a great intro into Atheism and a very easy read.
Comment by Mack Fuller on April 9, 2009 at 10:14am
Books, I can't say enough about them. I can never have to many and I always have one with me. I've managed to make the book trade the focus of my Masters Degree research. I enjoy a drink like most folks, but books are my drug of choice
Comment by Chris Highland on March 9, 2009 at 12:21pm
I invite any reviews by freethinkers of my book Life After Faith. I am considering publishing through Create Space since publishers are not calling me (smile). Currently reading Carl Sagan's classic, "The Varieties of Scientific Experience." "There is an enormous amount we do not know; there is a tiny amount that we do. But what we do understand brings us face to face with an awesome cosmos that is simply different from the cosmos of our pious ancestors."
Comment by Stephen Goldin on March 7, 2009 at 10:37am
Steambath was indeed a PBS production. I saw it when it was first aired. It was part of a series of plays they taped called Hollywood Television Theater (much like they do Masterpiece Theater today). Two other outstanding productions they did in that series were The Andersonville Trial with William Shatner and Richard Basehaart (directed by George C. Scott, no less) and The Lady's Not for Burning starring Richard Chamberlain. All three of those plays blew me away. (I think Andersonville is also available on DVD; the Chamberlain production of Burning doesn't seem to be--rights issues, I'll bet--but I understand there are other versions.)

Steambath started its life as an off-Broadway play by Bruce Jay Friedman. I understand (a very young) Hector Elizondo was in the original cast as as the steambath attendant, one of the world's great roles, and I'll bet he was superb. Jose Perez plays that role in the PBS production, and my former wife lusted after him like nobody's business.

I envy you getting to see it for the first time.
 

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