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Dune by Frank Herbert
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May 10, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: scifi-fantasy
Read from May 10 to June 17, 2011


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Eric What'd you like about it?

Mark The sandworms, for one. I had never seen the film all the way through, until recently, and I'm a fan of interesting creatures, and one thousand meter long worms seemed interesting in the few scenes I saw of the film. The film is visually intriguing but the story is chopped and rushed.

Something interesting I noticed in the book is that there is quite a lot of dialogue, which makes the book quick to read but does have some confusing moments particularly when describing some of the spiritual rituals as seen through the eyes of the characters. Ever read a book where a scene is described in so much detail, sometimes pages, that it seems that the author is adamant at making sure you cannot create your own idea of the event being unfolded? Not so with Dune, in fact there was probably more detail around the physical makeup of the charaters and buildings than even the worms, leaving the worms a little ambiguous in some of their attacks.

I would have liked a lot more detail about the final war, which is better in the film.

Eric wrote: "What'd you like about it?"

Eric Cool. One day I'll get around to it.

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