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The strange world of online book reviews

Started by Adriana. Last reply by Lutz Apr 9, 2019. 10 Replies

Hello book lovers, I'd like your opinion on a NYT article about how online book reviews are being used as a weapon to "destroy" books or writers. It is about a book about Michael Jackson, not very complimentary of the dead star, and his fans,…Continue

Tags: sockpuppetry, online, internet, review, book

The Kafir Project

Started by Neal. Last reply by Chris Jan 14, 2017. 3 Replies

I just finished Lee Burvine's latest novel, The Kafir Project.I'd recommend it to anyone who likes a fast moving plot that features atheists…Continue

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The Phantom of the Opera (unabridged)

Started by Tom Sarbeck. Last reply by Chris Oct 19, 2016. 5 Replies

In Gaston Leroux's novel a half-crazed, disfigured musician living in the labyrinthine cellars of the Paris Opera house creates a series of strange and mysterious events to further the career of a beautiful young singer. The tale is widely regarded…Continue

Zoobiquity: What Animals Can Teach Us about Health and the Science of Healing

Started by Tom Sarbeck. Last reply by Chris Oct 17, 2016. 9 Replies

From the book's description:In 2005, cardiologist Barbara Natterson-Horowitz consulted on an unusual patient: an Emperor tamarin at the Los Angeles Zoo. While examining the tiny monkey's sick heart, she learned that wild animals can die of a form of…Continue

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On Bullshit - Harry G. Frankfurt

Started by Michel. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck Oct 12, 2016. 4 Replies

Now, I haven't read this book, but it looks really interesting. It makes a novel (to me) distinction between liars who understand the truth, and bullshitters who simply don't care. I'm glad someone is seriously studying the concept of bullshit in…Continue

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Believing the lie, Elizabeth George

Started by Marianne. Last reply by Marianne Nov 24, 2013. 3 Replies

Elizabeth George is a tremendous writer when it comes to psychological thrillers and one can put the emphasis on "psychological".The twists and turn of the story, very well written, keep the reader engrossed an in full alert mode.  She delves deeply…Continue

Barbara Nadel

Started by Marianne Jul 28, 2013. 0 Replies

Barbara Nadel is a great author and I read all her books.  Her latest one DEADLINE is the fouteenth in her series about Inspector Ikmen.   This is a mystery book, read between the lines, murder (s),.  Set in Istanbul, as all other Inspector Ikmen…Continue

Reading theists books.

Started by Marianne. Last reply by Doone Jun 2, 2013. 1 Reply

I'm definitely an atheist but I don't feel threatened by theists maybe sometimes by where their stupidity may lead us.I'am an addict reader. I read all kind of books (especially attracted to mysteries and thrillers and a bit by the paranormal).  For…Continue

Consider the Fork: A History of How We Cook and Eat, by Bee Wilson

Started by A Former Member. Last reply by A Former Member Apr 4, 2013. 10 Replies

Two words: Absolutely fascinating. I'm listening to this on CD right now, and I just have two CDs left. This is a truly enjoyable book. It is expertly written, entertaining, and well-researched. We take a lot for granted in our modern culinary…Continue

Tags: cutlery, culture, utensils, cooking, history

1960s Science Fiction Novels Everyone Should Read

Started by Michel. Last reply by Michel Feb 20, 2013. 4 Replies

I'm a HUGE science-fiction fan (not the movies, the books) and I stumbled upon this list of 1960s classics everyone should have read and was reminded again of how little I know even if I have a wall covered floor to ceiling with shelves full of…Continue

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Comment was by Chris B on August 25, 2022 at 4:27am

If you weren't atheists already you'd become one while reading "The Darkening Age". Catherine Nixey describes how the early xians made short work from older religions and the cultures belonging to those religions; a story never told by xians. Well written and a real page turner.

Comment was by Stephen Brodie on April 11, 2022 at 4:55pm

Thanks Chris that's a book I've not heard about before 

Comment was by Chris B on April 11, 2022 at 1:14am

I'm not much into thrillers, a quiet life is exciting enough for me. I started on Gravel Heart by Abdulrazak Gurnah.

Comment was by Stephen Brodie on April 10, 2022 at 9:39pm

I know he wasn't to everyone's taste but sadly Jack Higgins the thriller writer died on Friday the 9th of April. After seeing the film The Eagle has landed I started reading many of his books. 

Comment was by Randall Smith on March 23, 2022 at 7:47am

It's been a long time since I read that novel. To the library I go!

Comment was by Chris B on March 22, 2022 at 1:25pm

And it's beautiful!

Comment was by Stephen Brodie on March 22, 2022 at 1:06pm

I'm just listening to Umberto Eco's superb medieval mystery novel "The name of the rose" this is the third time I've reread this novel but the First time on Audible due to fading eyesight.

Comment was by Stephen Brodie on February 3, 2022 at 1:28am

I'm just listening to Francesca Stavrakopoulou's new book

God: An Anatomy. "A fascinating, surprising and often controversial examination of the real God of the Bible, in all his bodily, uncensored, scandalous forms."

I've always enjoyed Professor Stavrakopoulou work. She's an outspoken Atheist who studies the Bible old and New testament and comparative religions of the Levante.

 

Comment was by Chris B on October 20, 2020 at 3:17am

Just finishing "Spillover" by David Quammen, about zoonoses. It's from 2013, so Covid19 isn't in the book - only predicted. There's a lot about different outbreaks, their history and the way viruses use other animals and us, but we can see humanity as another outbreak too. A lot of the described research is about 'the next big one'. Fascinating reading in the middle of the next big one!

Comment was by Stephen Brodie on August 8, 2020 at 3:42pm

That's not the same book as Bury my heart at wounded knee, is it?

Because I read it some years ago and just blew me away. 

 

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