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« on: April 17, 2008, 10:27:29 PM »

Has anyone here read Dune and totally loved it?  I did.  I am definitely going to finish the whole series after I finish my current book which is on the character of Thomas Jefferson.
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« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2008, 04:50:38 AM »

lol I got burnt out on it, I'm forced to watch the whole mini series every time im at ethos'
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« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2008, 01:27:03 PM »

I've read the first book several times, but I haven't been able to get into the rest of the series.  Maybe it's just me, but some of those books are just plain awful.  But that's fine, it's a great story by itself and maybe what happens next is better left up to the imagination.  I really enjoyed how much the book centers on the inner-workings of religion and government, two very crucial concepts that are kind of just there in other mainstream sci-fi, IMO.
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« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2008, 10:56:40 AM »

As a matter of fact I too have read Dune and loved it.  It is one of the few books that I have thoroughly enjoy reading.  I have the second book to the series that I plan on reading but I have not yet gotten to it.  In fact after rading this post I might go do that now.

I have seen some clips from the old movie that they made in the 80's and from what I saw it remained pretty faithful to the book, but keep in mind that I have not seen the entire movie.  I have also seen clips from the Dune minisereis which I think follows the second book but might have some spill over from the first book.
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« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2008, 07:55:53 AM »

I have all of the Dune books, and they're pretty good, but I had some issues making it through the series.

As for the movie in the 80's, that was pure awesome.  The miniseries was great too: The first run followed the first book to a "T", and the second one, Children of Dune followed more of the second book with some random bits from the third thrown in there for, "Oooooh, that's why the did that," effect so they wouldn't have to make a third miniseries.
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« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2009, 09:18:54 PM »

lol I got burnt out on it, I'm forced to watch the whole mini series every time im at ethos'

I made you watch it ONCE, and you didn't even pay attention :p. The books are by far better, but HBO's Dune was really great, If only Patrick Steward was Gurney again. Dune TRIVIA TEST  ME lol ive read all of them, btw there's one not written by Frank that's worth reading the Buderlian Jihad Wars. I read it a couple years ago, I used to live inside barnes and nobles Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2009, 02:11:18 PM »

It's Patrick STEWART and the BUTLERIAN Jihad was writen by Frank Herbert's son (who did well on that book, but wouldn't have done as well on the others if he didn't have Kevin J. Anderson helping him out).
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« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2009, 09:17:26 PM »

yes yes sorry for the spelling, I forgot it was his son. In any case it was well written.
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