October & November Books 2018

SWL Humanists Book Group

16th October ‘Frankenstein’, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

Shelley not only tells a terrifying tale, she raises profound, disturbing questions about the very nature of life and the place of humankind within the cosmos: What does it mean to be human? What responsibilities do we have to each other? (288 pages)

20th November ‘The Brain: The Story of You’, David Eagleman 

Locked in the silence and darkness of your skull, your brain fashions the rich narratives of your reality and your identity. Join renowned neuroscientist David Eagleman for a journey into the questions at the mysterious heart of our existence. What is reality? Who are “you”? How do you make decisions? Why does your brain need other people?  This is the story of how your life shapes your brain, and how your brain shapes your life. (224 pages)