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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: 812
Latest Activity: on Thursday

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

Kindle Unlimited Dirty Dealing

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Loam Gnome Aug 28. 6 Replies

Question about The Dresden Files.

Started by Joseph P Oct 11, 2016. 0 Replies

The Last Blade of Grass

Started by Robert Brown May 7, 2015. 0 Replies

Top 5 Books on Atheism

Started by Steph S.. Last reply by Gerald Payne Apr 30, 2015. 5 Replies

Why do they all have "happy endings"

Started by Cory D Wells. Last reply by sk8eycat Jan 22, 2015. 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

book recommendations?

Started by Fester75. Last reply by Joseph P Jan 11, 2014. 5 Replies

Robert Jordan "Wheel of Time" fans?

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

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Comment by Loam Gnome on Thursday

Here's a book I just finished.  I thought it was kind of light and enjoyable reading.  I love learning about dinosaurs.  This book was well written and interesting.  The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs. A New History of a Lost World.  If I say I read it, I'm using the word "read" broadly.  I listened to the audiobook via the Overdrive app.

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 19, 2018 at 3:15pm

Loam Gnome, I have not read Frankenstein: Prodigal Son but did read Mary Shelley's book. It was a page-turner. When we first moved to Spokane in 1974, we lived in our camping tent behind the old, run-down house we bought until we got rid of all the mice and other vermin that occupied it. Winter came on us, we huddled under many blankets and quilts my grandmother had used when she raised her family. With a flashlight held by one of my three kids, I read Frankenstein to them and we not only survived the cold winter but enjoyed it. 

I put Frankenstein: Prodigal Son on my reading list. 

Comment by Loam Gnome on September 19, 2018 at 12:31pm

This is an unusual book, clever theme.  I think it's well written, although I'm no scholar.

Frankenstein: Prodiga Son. By Dean Koontz

Briefly, the take is the Frankenstein story by Mary Shelley was based on fact, the being lived and the lightening that gave it life, gave it very, very long life.  He's alive now, and his creator has continued to make a "new race" of beings, "perfect" but with some fatal flaws (of course).  I liked the book.  It's much better than my description.  I listened to the audiobook.

Comment by Loam Gnome on September 3, 2018 at 12:14pm

There are several books I'm part way through.  Sometimes, even though I like a book and am intrigued, it takes some time for me to read in its entirety.  Those include Viet Thanh Nguyen  "The Sympathizer:  A Novel", Dean Koontz "Frankenstein: Prodigal Son", Hiruki Murakami "Kafka on the Shore".  I really like that last one - maybe that's why it's taking me longer to read it?  Over a month...

Comment by Plinius on September 3, 2018 at 11:16am

Like you, Daniel. I'm off to Blue Latitudes - Tony Horvitz....

Comment by Loam Gnome on September 3, 2018 at 10:16am

This is a bunch of readers here :-)

Comment by Plinius on September 3, 2018 at 8:02am

I'm still enjoying Susanna Gregory's Bartholomew series. Exciting who-dunnits in Cambridge, England 1350. The detective is a university lecturer...

Comment by Randall Smith on September 3, 2018 at 6:48am

I've read most, if not all, of Alexander Smith's (or Smith Alexander?) "detective" books based in Botswana and Edinburgh Scotland. They are so much fun to read. I'm too lazy to look them up for specificity.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on September 2, 2018 at 11:25am
I'm a total sucker for cheesy detective/spy stories. There are some authors whose every book I'll scarf up the second they come out, like Daniel Silva, Lee Child or Robert Crais. I had a boss once who loved James Patterson, so I took her advice and tried one of his books. It was complete worthless trash.
Comment by Loam Gnome on September 2, 2018 at 10:25am

Randy, we feel the same way about James Patterson. 

Plinius, I hope I don't get the flu, but that's good to remember. 

Joan, I miss books of the quality of some of those in the pre- and postwar ear.  Saul Bellow, Steinbeck, Vonnegut, among others.  I read all of the books from some of those authors.  The dark, brooding books of Jerzy Kosinski. 

Currently reading Joe Victim, by Paul Cleave.  The sequel to "The Cleaner".  Most of the book is told through the thoughts of a serial killer in Christchurch, New Zealand.  I don't know what it says about me that I like this author's books.  The protagonist may be autistic, or not, and his cluelessness is funny at times.  Cleave's books reference each other but each stands on its own. 

 

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