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Does it count that I've read it in the past? Because... |:( well, I doubt I'll get to read it again, I'm stuck in the Tamir Triad, thank you Firefall :P
Dune: memories of it are this;
- started it, thought it was quite boring, stopped reading it.
- came back to it 4 years later, started again, and couldn't put it down :P
What I loved about it was the detail of the solar system - how it all fit together - in such weird ways. There's a lot of sci-fi/fantasy that borrows from other places, or sometimes outright rips-off someone else's idea. Dune for me was so original (I have no idea if the concept's been done before). The technology that they developed on Arrakis was brilliant (still suits, thopters, etc). Generally I'm a fan of books with strong characters - and it wasn't that Dune didn't - but for once I loved a book for an entirely different reason to my usual.
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So I finished Dune a few weeks ago and then remembered it was in here. Like MK and Min, I loved that it was so original with the universe that had been created (reminded me of IC's creativeness with the Legendsong). Nothing seemed to defy science to much and I really liked how Paul acknowledged the Heisenberg uncertainty principal with respect to his visions of the possible future. I really didn't want Thufir to die though :"( and I thought maybe Paul could counteract the poison. I also want to know more about Princess Irulan, for all she says through out the book between scenes we still only meet her at the end and learn so little.
Has anyone read any of the other Dune books by Frank Herbert or his son and the other authors? I might just have to try them and see myself ;D
Paul's tried them, and loved them. If it's not Frank Herbert, and it's co-written by Kevin J Anderson, he does, anyway.
I haven't gotten around to reading the Children of Dune or God Emperor of Dune, but I intend to one day!
I've only ever read Children of Dune, becuse I loved the miniseries and wanted to know the story behind it.
I was expecting the detail, because I'd read a fair bit about the making of the serise, but I was still surprised by it. For the first bit, you start to get bogged down in the events and think most of the characters are weak, but then things settle down a bit and you get to know them and you start to understand why they do what they do. It even cleared up a few things about the movie I had always wondered about: including giving futher insight into my favorite character --- that is, Ferad'n.
All in all, though, it was one of those books that I just couldn't stop reading. I even knew how it ended but the read was compelling enough to keep me up late on work days.
I think I read a bit of one of the Anderson books... House Atreidies I think it was? But I just couldn't get into it. There's too much exposition. The author(s?) were trying to tell of the historical roots of the family and seemed to get lost along the way. Maybe someday I'll pick it up again and find I can't put it back down.
Is that the miniseries with James McAvoy in it Amashelle? You should really watch the Dune miniseries that came before it! All 6 together make a great intro into the world of Dune. I loved that the Dune 3-parter closely resembled the book but also added in extra, in-character detail.
Paul's bought me House Atreides - I haven't gotten around to reading it just yet though. He enjoyed it, learning about Caladan.
It'll be a shame if it's just a history of time instead of a story in it's own right :-/ I'd be bored as well.
The first time I read Dune itself I put it down. I found it exceedingly slow. But a couple of years later I gave it another go - and then couldn't put it down :P very strange.