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Anyone read the Dune books by Frank Herbert?

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  1. echale iii

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    I want my gormonbozia...

    IIRC, Kansas did the soundtrack for the David Lynch movie. I liked it, but I thought the SciFi network miniseries did a better job of giving the backstory and developing the characters. I can only imagine what the movie would have been like if Lynch had been in charge of the miniseries.

    I've read Dune, Messiah, and Children of Dune, but have yet to give any of the prequels/sequels a whirl. The Frank Herbert stuff is extraordinarily dense, but it's an interesting storyline and his writing style does a fantastic job of building a complete picture in your mind. I personally thought it was well worth the effort.
     
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    Fact: No one ever has a good time in any of the Dune books.
     
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    No, we're not in Kansas any more, it was Toto :eek::eek::eek:
     
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    I tried reading Dune at least 3 times. The writing style is impossible for me. Dense is a good way to describe it.
     
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    I read them all and liked them......

    the ORIGINAL dune series by frank... not the later ones.

    the movie was "ok" at best, I liked the books alot more.
     
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    The first book is great, but I could never get into any of the others.
     
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    I've got a boxed set of the Herbert Dune series (the original 4 books).

    Frank Herbert wrote a lot of really good SF. The Dosadi Experiment and Destination:Void are my favorites.

    Also Whipping Star (which is related to The Dosadi Experiment) and The Jesus Incident (which is a sequel to Destination: Void).


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Herbert_bibliography
     
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    I liked the Lynch movie, some failings, like the weirding modules nonsense, but very imaginative, and with some top notch actors. I would like to see a well funded remake in at least two movies.
     
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    I've read all of them. I liked them, but then again, I like SF. I've got a collection of over 50 Azimov books. I know...i need to get a life. :oops:
     
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    And you still can't spell his name right? ;)
     
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    My experience also. I also saw the Lynch film at the theater, and loved most of it. Some of the Arrakis desert stuff got quite boring for me.

    But it's been so hacked that Lynch himself has disowned it, as was granted an Alan Smithee by the Directors Guild on versions he did not approve.
     
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    i read all the original frank herbert books. DUNE MESSIAH was my least favorite. its important as a lead-in to the other books. i felt that the rythym of the writing was a bit tedious and dense, BUT, once you get into it, its easier to follow. Like reading Shakespeare, all the, "Thou dost thee...yadda yadda" is hard to follow at first but you get used to the flow. i really liked it when i read it but that was about 25 years ago.
     
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    The only thing I don't understand is how Muad'dib ended up living on Wisteria Lane.With Marcia Cross.[/QUOTE]


    Well, he had a very disturbing relationship with Isabella Rossalini, killed Frank Booth, became an FBI agent and went 25 years into the future via the Black Lodge and was told his destiny by The Man From Another Place. Then he became Bob and ate some creamed corn.[/QUOTE]

    And Muad'dib's sister Alia had an even more interesting journey...she traveled eight millenia back in time and became a peace enforcer.Partnered with Mr. Big.
     
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    I tried really hard to get through it. About 1/4 of the way through, I wanted to hang Frank Herbert's sack up as a punching bag...

    I can do Asimov and Heinlein. Frank Herbert? Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.
     
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    [/QUOTE]

    Here's what I got off my GPS...

    Left at Caladan
    Fold twice
    .628 AU straight ahead to moon
    Descend 201,000 miles onto the 405 at Imperial
    North 10 miles to Santa Monica
    West into Belair
    BINGO
     
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    Hey I'm more than 10 years older than you are so I totally understand :cry:

    But, the word association is fascinating....and quite logical!
     
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    I was okay with Dune, but I had exactly the same problem with Ayn Rand.
     
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    The first one was a perfect science-fiction novel, which came from inspiration, and everything after was hack work for money. Seriously.
     
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