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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: 825
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 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 A Former Member on April 11, 2009 at 7:34pm
@Cheryl: Thanks for sharing that. I'm actually reading The God Delusion for the first time. Dawkins writes just like he speaks. I had my doubts about taking the time to read it, only because I need no convincing. But it is interesting and a good read, and I've enjoyed it this far.
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.
Comment by Stephen Goldin on March 7, 2009 at 1:17am
If you haven't seen it, I highly recommend the PBS production of Steambath, available on DVD. It's a very wicked and funny satire oin god. It's not a book, buy hey--plays are literature, too.
Comment by Stephen Goldin on March 3, 2009 at 4:49pm
REVIEW COPIES ARE GONE (sob)

The copies of Polly! I had set aside for reviews have been claimed, and thank you for the interest. Please don't let this deter the rest of you from getting your own copies. You'll find details on my profile page (and there's even a link there to some excerpted quotes if you'd like a little taste). If you're a little timid, you can wait for the reviews to come in from your fellow club members.

Keep reading!
Comment by Stephen Goldin on March 1, 2009 at 12:50am
Hi. I'm a science fiction/fantasy writer, as you'll see from my home page. I'll probably be boring you about my new book Polly! soon enough, but it's late right now, so I'll leave it for another day. Keep reading.
Comment by A Former Member on February 9, 2009 at 8:36am
Dying and Death: When You Sort It Out, What’s It All About, Diogenes?

Heraclitus, who believed that everything was in a state of flux, died, according to one account, of drowning in cow dung. The philosopher Francis Bacon, that great champion of the empirical method, died of his own philosophy: in an effort to observe the effects of refrigeration, on a freezing cold day he stuffed a chicken with snow and caught pneumonia.

Read article here.

RE: THE BOOK OF DEAD PHILOSOPHERS
 
 
 

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