Dune

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  1. Mr 20Valve

    Mr 20Valve OT Supporter

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    almost finished reading Dune for the first time...

    fuck me the beginning was hard to get into (may have had something to do with my attention span last week :hs: ) but its gotten very very interesting...

    cant beleive i never botehred reading it before. its definately one of the classics. :bigthumb:
     
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    Try watching the movie, there is something about people riding giant worms to bad 80's rock music that really gets to you...
     
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    movie blew fat tremors
     
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    Acesn8s The Deadman's Hand

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    I read the first book twice, but couldn't really get into the rest of the series. I have books 2-4 on my bookshelf, but keep finding other things to read instead.
     
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    the mini series was good.
    the movie was sad.
     
  6. Mr 20Valve

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    ran out of work last night before i could write everything i wanted to... :hs:

    havent seen either the movie, or the series... i played the PC computer game a few years ago, which was cool (command & conquer style platform) :bigthumb: i think ill finish the first book at least before i watch any of them...

    one thing i find interesting is Herberts use of cultural analogy, how the cultural background of the 'Houses' is very Romanesque (gladiators, family feuding etc) and the 'Fremen's cultural similarities with Middle Eastern (even some of the words in the language that was created for them are Arabic in nature & sound - he even uses the term Jihad FFS! :eek3: )

    I dont normally analyse books in this way, but the style of writing is quite profound. i like it. :big grin: (not on short-attention-span days though.... :hs: )

    the following books are crap then?? :dunno: i like the concept of the story...
     
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    WERUreo Imua!

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    I've always wanted to read the Dune series... I will get to it one day, but first I need to get through Narnia.. If I can pull myself away from my computer long enough to actually read anything... :)
     
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    Acesn8s The Deadman's Hand

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    I wouldn't say they're crap, but he does change the main character. I've had a hard time leaving a main character behind to focus on a new character.
     
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    is it a totally new character, or a secondary character thats mentioned in the first book that he develops further?
     
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    Abraxis Denny Crane.

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    The Dune books really do get involved. Herbert really got into the politics and a very different sociology. I read the first 3 and started one the 4th, but it's kind of mind blowing. It really is hard to stay with a series that has as much change to it as this one does, and I think there are about 8 books? There's a HUGE leap at the 4th book that is really interesting, but also leaves behind all you liked about the first 3. Stopped barely into the 4th and haven't gone back yet.

    I agree about the mini series. Stayed pretty true to the books. It covers the 2nd & 3rd books. Wonder if they'll try to tackle the 4th? Wouldn't be easy.

    I liked the first movie when I saw it as a kid when it came out. Then I read the books years later and was kind of let down by it. :rofl:
    (Paul's mom is a hottie though)
     
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    when was the series made? to be honest, ive never heard of it... can you get it on VCD/DVD? :dunno:
     
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    Abraxis Denny Crane.

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    Netflix has bothon DVD if you're on there. They were done by the scifi channel. Really well done.
     
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    okay, so the series covers books 2 -3 ? (Dune Messiah & Children of Dune)

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    The first series covers Dune, the 2nd series they did combines books 2 & 3.
     
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    Acesn8s The Deadman's Hand

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    His son.
     
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    He definitely develops. Time span is a big change too, kinda hard to wrap your head around.
     
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    Acesn8s The Deadman's Hand

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    I loved the fact that computers became so distrusted that almost everything had to be human controlled. Mentats had to be created to take the place of computers. Lends credibility to the Matrix universe.
     
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    Leto II?

    didnt he die in Dune? :eek3:

    spoiler?? :x:
     
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    Acesn8s The Deadman's Hand

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    That's not Paul. :wiggle:
     
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    Abraxis Denny Crane.

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    Paul's father was Leto, who died in the first (that's not really a spoiler), Paul's son is Leto II.
     
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    but Leto (the Duke, Paul's father) and Leto II (Paul's baby son) both died in Dune (the first book)...

    or does Leto II come back to life? :dunno:
     
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    Chiani dies in child birth when Paul is blind he sees through Leto II's eyes during the attack.
    That's in the second book though. Unless I'm forgetting something?
     
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    Acesn8s The Deadman's Hand

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    I haven't read Dune in about 7 years. I don't remember Paul's son dying. Chani had twins (boy and a girl) and they feature heavely in the 2nd book.
     
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    alright, im confused enough now to go & read the second book straight away. :bigthumb:
     

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