Saturday, August 24, 2013

Seven of nonfiction's bad boys

At The Barnes & Noble Book Blog Alexandra Silverman tagged seven of nonfiction's bad boys, including:
Richard Dawkins, The God Delusion

It’s hard to imagine a more dedicated iconoclast than evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins. With zest or (even badder) nonchalance, he rejects the idea that religion has anything to contribute to our understanding. He’s also your typical brooding, black-clad bad boy. His latest book, The Magic of Reality, seems to be intended for young adults, and it attacks magic—magic! In this reality, good scientist, we still want a glass of something cool and supernatural to go with our empiricism sandwiches.
Read about another bad boy on the list.

The Magic of Reality by Richard Dawkins is one of Nick Crane's top 10 books about the planet. Dawkins's The Greatest Show on Earth is one of A.C. Grayling's top 5 list of non-religious books on living a good life. The Blind Watchmaker by Dawkins is one of Steven Pinker's five most important books. David Wroblewski hopes parents will read The God Delusion to their kids.

--Marshal Zeringue