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Old 04-07-2006, 12:25 AM
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Re: Dune
I'm now a quarter-way through children of dune.

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Old 04-07-2006, 12:50 AM
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Re: Dune
I picked up the original Dune recently. I read it once a long time ago, but i'm able to appreciate it a lot more now that my knowledge of the english language has increased a bit
What a great book it is! I'll definintely read up on the whole series now (at least the ones written by Frank Herbert)
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Old 04-20-2006, 07:58 AM
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Re: Dune
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the fourth is weakest
Yeah, "God Emperor" is a trial, but absolutely essential to understanding the overall themes of the series.
The prequels weren't great, but I think alot of that just comes from the differences in writting styles. I'm hoping it'll be a bit less noticable in the 7th book.
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Old 04-20-2006, 09:11 AM
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Re: Dune
Heretics of Dune was good, no?
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Old 04-20-2006, 10:24 AM
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Re: Dune
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try Bester, anything by Bester (The Demolished Man, The Stars My Destination, etc...). But The Computer Connection... mmm... one of the best thing i've ever read (and I've read it first time in... '85 probably).

Please tell me your opinion when you've read it...
I'm having trouble getting in to The Computer Connection, it seems like bad Pynchon to me. I'm only about halfway through, maybe I'll like it better after I'm done.

I also started reading Dune and it's great.
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Old 04-22-2006, 12:49 PM
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Re: Dune
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I'm having trouble getting in to The Computer Connection, it seems like bad Pynchon to me. I'm only about halfway through, maybe I'll like it better after I'm done.
you're the 1st I know who's having this opinion about this book... don't know what to say, though... just hope you'll like it better later.
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Old 04-23-2006, 08:50 AM
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Re: Dune
I recently re-read Dune and I decided to read the series back-to-back-
I'm about 3/4 through Children of Dune.

Have you noticed the phrase "swallow in a dry throat"
repeated an outrageous amount of times?

It's that phrase, worded just that way. I've counted it 4 times so far in Children of Dune, and just as many times in the other books, if not more!

I find it bizarre,
especially since I've never encountered the phrase anywhere else.
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Old 04-25-2006, 07:36 AM
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can't say i noticed it in the first Dune...
I guess it fits the sort of environment they're in though.

*edit*
actually now that i'm looking for it, i spotted one near the end
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Old 06-16-2006, 01:45 AM
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Re: Dune
Just an update: halfway through Heretics.

I actually kind of enjoyed the 4th book. Heretics is very nice so far.

Maybe spolier:









[COLOR="SandyBrown"]I like how the Duncan's are the one familiar thread throughout the books. I also like how everyone refers to them as 'the Duncans'.[/COLOR]
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Old 06-16-2006, 06:45 AM
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I don't mind the fourth one, but I feel it's the weakest. I love the direction the fifth and sixth go, and a particular character in them.
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