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Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by Duke Buster, Jun 23, 2015.
Itt we discuss the greatest sci fi creation...A big budget HBO series would be ideal
Weird that you posted this, started reading this tonight.
Weird I was about to interrupt a conversation Sunday two morons were having about this but decided my sanity deserved a breather.
Liked Dune a lot. Did not like Dune Messiah at all. Children of Dune was pretty good. Quit the series after that.
Read the prequels before I read the main books and I'm all the better for it I'd like to think despite a large majority of folk had a whinge on how bad they felt the prequels were. Nice to have a bit of backstory on the houses and other things that came into the universe and such. Need to re-read 'em all the minute I finish torturing myself with these popular but sodden reads. (Catch 22, 50 shades of grey, GoTs)
I have it on my ereader and will try it again, but I just can't get into it at all. It's right up my alley and all that, but my Lord is it dry.
Just have someone hold a gom jabbar to you as you read. Page turners are the mind killer.
This and Ender's Game were my favorite Sci-Fi books growing up
But I could never get into the sequels.
Big fan, Frank Herbert is from my area. I didn't read it until college but read it back-to-back.
funny thing being it's the only scifi book I've ever read and enjoyed. Polar opposites attract, right?
Your area being?
Moved there after my parents divorced from San Francisco area.
I might have to be there Thursday and Friday for work
Very "meh" area but it's home. I grew up down the street from the Lakewood police killings at the Forza coffee shop (which wasn't there when I lived there). My area has also appeared on 2 or 3 episodes of COPS.
My cousin and her husband lived in the area for a few years. It's not like I can say anything about a shithole or crime beings as I live in Yakima
Used to play in a high school jazz festival in Yakima (I think). I sware we played LaSalle (?) in a pre season hoops tourney.
Guys this is a thread about Dune...not a thread about shithole rural Washington
You must have been in a pretty small high school if you were playing La Salle. Either that or your coach just wanted to nut.
Thread is now about Washington authors imo. How about Raymond Carver, guys? Man, he was great too!
go watch Jodorowsky's Dune.
It is quite shitty
It sounds too depressing
Opened this thread expecting this post from you
Looking back I just realized I went to school with one of the slain police officers. Same age, same high school.
DON'T DO IT. Erase it off you kindle. I've tried it twice and the wife tried it 3 times. In 5 tries, neither of us were able to make it more than 100 pages in. The book fucking sucks. Hands down. Everyone can try and defend it all they want but it is dry, nonsensical, and painful to read.
Duke Buster isn't the Kwisatz Haderach or he would have seen the rural Washington town path this thread would take.
Mad because Dune>Star Wars.
Honestly, that has nothing to do with this. As a movie, yes 100% but I thought we're talking about the book here. Dune is a terrible read. It is confusing. Then when it tries to explain the confusing part, it explains it with some other crazy crap that only further confuses things.
Obviously you can't comprehend the limitations of prescience...soulfly is a mongrel guild navigator
The Glossu Rabban of Dune opinions.
What if I told you 2 people could think 2 different things...about the same book?
What is this nonsense? The book requires all of an 8th grade reading level.
it's definitely a big "what if?", especially when you think of the budgets and CGI we have in today's world.
Seems like you're just a lowly Mentat with these excuses.
What part is confusing?
the first book is pretty straight forward once you get to heretics and chapterhouse it can get a little confusing but the first one was pretty easy to get a grasp of the world and what was going on
GEORGE: Yes. Yes. You know what's interesting. The quarterback for the Atlanta Falcons is Bobby Hebert. No "r" which I find fascinating. You know it's Herbert h-e-r-b-e-r-t, Hebert h-e-b-e-r-t. "Hebert" it's a fun name to pronounce. Try and say it Hebert. Take a shot.
I don't know if it's because I read the prequels but from what I can recall every major facet of the Dune universe was explained at length in chapters whenever it was introduced. From the Bene Gesserit down to what a Mentat was and how Dune worms behaved and were summoned, what a Ghola was and the whole unfolding uproar on the kwisatz haderach. Not a tough read at all.
Suppose he were saddled with the task of trying to read The book of the New Sun series....
Huh? Man, I read that shit in like middle school or junior high. In no way is it confusing.
It's funny because the "rural towns" would be the third and fifth largest cities in Alabama.
I'm just making Dune jokes.
MUAD'DIB CONTROLS THE SPICE
I know bb
I will bend like a semi-flaccid penis in the wind..
I've tried it twice as well, but I think everything needs three tries before you give up on it. Except cock sucking. Once was enough to know I'll never like that.
When you post shit like this, it waters down all your opinions on everything.
"Maybe we should try that Chinese place across town. OTM said it was good."
"Yeah, but that guy thinks Dune is better than Star Wars."
"Good point. So Mexican?"
Literally everyone who has experienced both thinks Dune is better than Star Wars...you haven't even read Dune...your opinion is invalid
Sometimes when I poop I text my friends that I'm letting the spice flow.