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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: 819
Latest Activity: Dec 2

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

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 Donald R Barbera on August 31, 2017 at 12:44pm

I feel good because I've read 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. It feels good to feel I'm doing my own mind some good. I've also written reviews on each of the books I mentioned. All good reads.

Comment by Don on August 31, 2017 at 7:50am

Here's a link to a review by the well-known Australian critic, philosopher, and atheist writer, Russell Blackford:

"Polly and the One and Only World is a delightful, if sometimes harrowing and emotionally painful, hybrid of science fiction and fantasy, aimed at a Young Adult audience. It is set in the dystopian landscape(s) of a near-future USA wrecked by cataclysmic events that are, perhaps wisely, never quite explained or defined. In this bleak future, the post-collapse remnants of the nation are ruled by a fundamentalist Christian theocracy.

"This is a lovely book."

Comment by Don on August 31, 2017 at 7:47am

For those readers who enjoy futuristic fantasy with an atheistic theme, allow me to recommend my own novel, POLLY AND THE ONE AND ONLY WORLD. 

The story is set in a much-diminished America called the Christian Protectorates, a poor country ravaged by coastal flooding, drought, and catastrophic social upheaval.  It features 15-year-old Polly Lightfoot, a maiden witch of deep heritage and tender ability in the craft.  When her identity is exposed, Polly is forced to flee New Florida, where she has taken refuge from a military purge of the country's infidels, pagans, and followers of false creeds.  With the help of her steadfast familiar, a raven named Balthazar, and her brave teenage companion, Leon, Polly undertakes a harrowing journey from the troubled south to the wild north to rejoin her people in Vermont and save her ancient craft from obliteration.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on August 31, 2017 at 7:19am

Randall -- it's somewhat depressing, but not without hope.

Comment by Randall Smith on August 31, 2017 at 6:46am

Sounds like an enlightening book--probably depressing, however.

Comment by Patricia on August 30, 2017 at 3:18pm

Thanks, I'll look for that title.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on August 30, 2017 at 3:06pm

Thanks, Cat. Here's another typical observation from the book:

  • . . . when hard-core conservatives deny climate change, they are not just protecting the trillions in wealth that are threatened by climate action. They are also defending something even more precious to them: an entire ideological project--neoliberalism--which holds that the market is always right, regulation is always wrong, private is good and public is bad, and taxes that support public services are the worst of all.
Comment by Grinning Cat on August 30, 2017 at 2:50pm
Comment by Bertold Brautigan on August 30, 2017 at 2:32pm

I just started a really excellent book by Naomi Klein titled No is not enough -- Resisting Trumps Shock Politics and Winning the World We Need.

Comment by Plinius on May 26, 2017 at 12:44am

I haven't watched the series, but I like the book very much! And I grew up with Ray Bradbury, he had really great stories.

 

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