JS-Kit/Echo comments for article at http://smallestminority.blogspot.com/2008/08/yeah-its-about-time-to-re-read-dune.html (9 comments)

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jsid-1218381565-595338  BobG at Sun, 10 Aug 2008 15:19:25 +0000

I quite like Dune. I first read it during high school when it was published as a serial novella in Analog magazine. He did a bit of polishing and adding to it before releasing it as a novel.

jsid-1218386233-595341  pdb at Sun, 10 Aug 2008 16:37:13 +0000

I concur.

Dune was awesome. I slogged my way through the rest of the series (even Herbert's kids' novels out of morbid curiosity). But like the Matrix, Dune shoulda stopped at one.

jsid-1218387565-595342  Unix-Jedi at Sun, 10 Aug 2008 16:59:25 +0000

The 1st sequel wasn't that bad.

Really, it's not bad at all. Just not as good as Dune.

The 2nd sequel gets to "well, readable", and it's on a very steep slipperly slope from there.

I read the first of the kids books.

Man, not just bad, but George-Lucas-retcon bad.

jsid-1218411533-595354  Mastiff at Sun, 10 Aug 2008 23:38:53 +0000

Dune was awesome, right up until the last five pages or so.

At that point, it was a huge bait-and-switch. Wait, you mean we don't get to see the big jihad??

jsid-1218464368-595383  DJ at Mon, 11 Aug 2008 14:19:28 +0000

Dune was the only good book that Frank Herbert wrote, in my unhumble opinion.

jsid-1218465659-595384  Kevin Baker at Mon, 11 Aug 2008 14:40:59 +0000

Yes. I've said several times that Frank Herbert had one, tremendous novel in him, and DUNE was it. Everything else he wrote was blah.

jsid-1218469787-595387  Viridian at Mon, 11 Aug 2008 15:49:47 +0000

Bait-and-switch...? I was under the distinct impression that Paul's whole goal was to prevent the Great Jihad. Which I guess makes him the anti-Muhammed.

jsid-1218656719-595457  dfwmtx at Wed, 13 Aug 2008 19:45:19 +0000

I made it to "God-Emperor of Dune" and had to stop. I might pick it up again now that I'm older.

jsid-1218684361-595472  Kevin Baker at Thu, 14 Aug 2008 03:26:01 +0000

That was as far as I got when I gave up.

But I still re-read Dune.

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