Dune by Frank Herbert

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  1. Celemo

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    Brolin is Halleck
    Momoa is Duncan
    Issac is Leto
    Bautista is Rabban
    Bardem is Stilgar

    the rest of the listed cast is amazing, I’m beyond excited for this
     
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  2. AIOLICOCK

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    Momoa as Duncan fighting off hordes of Sardauker while Paul and Jessica escape to the ornothopter is going to look cool af.
     
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    The only thing I’m not sure about is Tye Sherian as Feyd Rautha
     
  4. Constant

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    Feyd Rautha will always be Sting.
     
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  5. Celemo

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    I know, right?
     
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  6. Fancy

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    finished the book this weekend :mulletsmug:
     
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    it’s a new take on Liet Kynes.
     
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  8. Fancy

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    Are the other books worth reading?

    help computer
     
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    They could CGI young Sting into the new film!
     
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    Messiah is fucking great. Children is pretty good but imo you can feel it start to slide off the rails.
     
  11. Fancy

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    is that the next book?
     
  12. ShuPoor

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    Yes. Dune Messiah is book 2. Children of Dune is the third book. God Emperor is 4th, which is sitting on my night stand but i have not opened it yet
     
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  13. WhiskeyDelta

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    I got about a third of the way thru it on night shift one time but couldn't finish it
     
  14. Messiah is fantastic and thought it was a fitting end to the series. Children was mediocre. God emperor is nuts and I stopped after that
     
  15. AptosDuck

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    Too bad, because Heretics is great
     
  16. xec

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    The later books were better on second reading for me, including Chapterhouse. I also read Hunters and Sandworms, but just one time. They are ok, but you can tell Frank Herbert isn’t the author.
     
  17. TC

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    Started the book yesterday
     
  18. BP

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    When is this supposed to release? Want to read this before it comes out.
     
  19. Celemo

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    expected release is 12/18/20
     
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    On this audio book in the evenings. 4-5 hours in and it’s getting good.
     
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  21. TC

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    That day was yesterday. Thought it was just ok but I’m not the biggest sci fi/fantasy guy

    AIOLICOCK now I see where you got that avatar message you were rocking for a while. I was like “...where have I read that?”
     
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  22. AIOLICOCK

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    It's not for everybody. In fact, structurally speaking, it's not what you would traditionally consider a "good story". It's kind of anticlimactic. But, I love it. Every time I read it, I discover new things.
     
  23. TC

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    It’s hard for me to get past the cheesiness of another plot where some kid happens to be “the one” and totally dominates all the adults around him mentally and physically, as well as all the “you will address me as my lady!” etc.

    I recognize this book was landmark though and prob helped to establish some things I’m considering cliche 50 years later
     
  24. TC

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    I do think it’s wild the entire book is based on interplanetary narcotic trade
     
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  25. AIOLICOCK

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    Yeah, I mean you gotta remember this book did that way before Harry Potter or Star Wars(George Lucas stole a shit ton of ideas from Herbert) or LOTR or any of that shit. Also, Paul isn't really like a good guy. Which I think separates him from those other tropes.
     
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    I first tried to read it in the late 70's when I was 11 or 12 and quit pretty quickly because I couldn't get the Star Trek TOS Friday's Child costumes out of my head while reading about Arrakis

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    Oh look, a Fremen is threatening Lady Jessica with a crysknife while a Harkonnen cowers behind the boulder

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  27. TC

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    He annoyed me the whole book for some reason. At the end if Fenring got him I wasn’t gonna be mad. I did want him to beat Feyd-Rautha though. Would have been very anticlimactic had he killed Paul
     
  28. TC

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    I like drinking water while reading the book
     
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  29. TC

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    I also like how casual hand to hand knife fights are in this book
     
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  30. AIOLICOCK

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    I don't think you're supposed to like him exactly. Herbert's whole thesis was basically "leaders are bad".
     
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  31. TC

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    I like how he kopped the galactic emperor’s daughter for himself. But said he was never gonna fuck her and keep banging his tribal desert chick
     
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  32. AIOLICOCK

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    Low key, one of the best things about Dune is it's a fucking quote factory. Two of my favorites:

    "The mind can go either direction under stress—toward positive or toward negative: on or off. Think of it as a spectrum whose extremes are unconsciousness at the negative end and hyperconsciousness at the positive end. The way the mind will lean under stress is strongly influenced by training.”

    And

    "There is no escape—we pay for the violence of our ancestors."

    As a white American from the south, I think about this second one all the time.
     
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  34. AIOLICOCK

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    Lotta buzz that it's coming out this month
     
  35. AIOLICOCK

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    Played the board game tonight. Pretty fun, if a little overrated. I would recommend playing it, but not buying it. There are definitely much better sci fi games out there.
     
  36. Codename Duchess

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    Trailer coming online Sept 9th (will be in theaters with Tenet a few days earlier)

     
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    That cover looks sick. Can't wait to see this.
     
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    what was this, it got deleted
     
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    fixed
     
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  41. AIOLICOCK

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    Were any of you lucky enough to see the teaser when it got leaked? It got me so amped.
     
  42. Brandon Chicken

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    Yeah. So good. I re-read it in March and now I want to do it again.
     
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    I don’t think I’ve ever seen a trailer for a trailer.
     
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  45. AIOLICOCK

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    Damnit. I'm really getting strong Paul-is-the-good-guy vibes here...
     
  46. zeberdee

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    is that not what you expected?
     
  47. AIOLICOCK

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    I was hoping for the best
     
  48. zeberdee

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    when you read the book the first time did you not start out thinking he was the hero?
     
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  49. The Walrus

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    There was a very short trailer played before my screening of Tenet. Not sure how many theaters are showing it, but hopefully the one tomorrow is a little more substantial
     
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  50. AIOLICOCK

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    Initially, obviously.