Nexus Book Club


Nexus Book Club

A group for those of us who like reading and books. Fiction, non-fiction, drama, poetry... everything goes.

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Latest Activity: Sep 14

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

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

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

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

Comment Wall


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Comment by Randall Smith on November 19, 2014 at 7:36am

In The Case Against the Supreme Court, Erwin Chemerinsky discusses various rulings over the years that were ridiculous then and now, from Dred Scott to Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission. It's quite an indictment. Of course, we liberals know all about the injustices and stupidity the Supreme Court has ruled on and shown. The author does suggest some changes, but they'll never happen. 

Comment by Randall Smith on October 20, 2014 at 7:11am

Simply going to recommend Barbara Ehrenreich"s new book, Living with a Wild God ("A nonbeliever's search for the truth about everything"). Older women would especially like it, I would imagine.

Comment by Don on October 18, 2014 at 9:18am

Nick--book sales will consist mostly of hard copies.  I'm doing in-store events here and there, reading and signing.  Those distant buyers who would like signed copies may buy them through me (for $16) or through our local indie bookstore here in Vermont, Green Mountain Books.

Comment by Don on October 18, 2014 at 9:11am

Thanks, Randall! Jerry Coyne says it would make a good gift for heathen teens.  I say it makes an even better gift for any theistic teens you may know! 

Nick, it's available as a trade paperback--and it's a handsome, welli-designed book, too.  The silky matte cover has a warm feel to it, something lacking (obviously) from the ebook experience.  This (this contrast) is a subject I've written about over on my website, if you're interested: "Science has great news for people who read actual books."

Comment by Randall Smith on October 18, 2014 at 7:24am
Impressive, Don! Good luck with sales and such.
Comment by Don on October 17, 2014 at 9:28am

Thanks, Joan--the Richard Dawkins Foundation picked up Jerry's mention, too.  That's a big help.  It's so hard these days for a new book to gain any traction in a crowded market, especially with the current lack of reviewers and reviews in general.  But if this one catches on, it could become pretty controversial.  That helps, too.

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 17, 2014 at 9:13am

Here is the Twitter post:

Polly and the One and Only World by Don Bredes |

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 17, 2014 at 9:08am

Don, congratulation on the launch of your book, Polly and the one and only world. A boost by Jerry Coyne is quite a feather in your cap. 

Comment by Don on October 17, 2014 at 8:19am

Hey, godless readers, just wanted you all to know that my edgy new YA fantasy launched at the Brattleboro (Vermont) Literary Festival last week before a healthy crowd of book-lovers. This one is bound to create a stir--as long as enough people manage find out about it. How can Mike Huckabee and Rick Santorum be moved to condemn it as vile and Satanic if they never find out it exists?

Jerry Coyne just gave it a solid boost last week over at his website, saying, "It might make a nice Christmas present for heathen teens," and Russell Blackford, the well-known philosopher/writer/atheist in Australia, has just offered to write a review. 

You'll enjoy it for sure.

Comment by Randall Smith on October 14, 2014 at 7:30am

The Vanishing Neighborhood, by Marc J. Dunkelman is a pretty good analysis of friendships and neighbors--how they've changed over the years. You might be interested in it.


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