Nexus Book Club


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 21, 2017

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
The Internet Archive
Project Gutenburg

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


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


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 Joan Denoo on September 18, 2017 at 2:39pm

Don, I feel priveleged to have you and now Teresa as friends. Both of you inspire me to learn how to write clearly with a good story line.

Thank you, dear friend, for your splendid photos of your garden, trees and mountains. 

Comment by Don on September 18, 2017 at 1:17pm

Thanks you, Patricia!  And thank you, Joan, for the good tip below.  I'll check it out.

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 18, 2017 at 1:00pm

Im reading a book by one of our own Atheist Nexus members, Teresa Roberts, Have We Been Screwed? Trading Freedom for Fairy Tales - can be purchased on Amazon.

I hear myself saying, "YES!" out loud and often. 

Comment by Patricia on August 31, 2017 at 2:23pm

I own all of those Donald, as well as many more. Good reading!

Comment by Don on August 31, 2017 at 2:13pm

Those are all classics, Donald, logical, entertaining, persuasive. Everyone who honestly cares about the ability to distinguish myth from reality really should read them. 

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.


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