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originally posted by: rockpaperhammock
Im a huge sci fi and fantasy fan. I have read about everything there is and what I havent it is on my reading list. I have been putting off reading Dune because I have been told that it is the best sci fi book out there. I was kind of afraid that after I read it there would be nothing left for awhile but I ran out of books...so I'm reading Dune and I just don't get it...Does it pick up somewhere? It is boring so far and just not that interesting to me. Anyone out there who has read them please motivate me to continue or just tell me its not my cup of tea. Im unsure of what page im on but id wager im through atleast 50 to 100 and its been a bore fest so far.
Never seen the movie…ive debated watching it now instead to see if it gets me pumped up
originally posted by: the owlbear
To each their own...
I loved Dune-Children of Dune, after that, it just got silly.
I personally can't read Asimov. I like the premises and the concepts, just not the delivery. Different strokes for different folks.
originally posted by: ecossiepossie
a reply to: rockpaperhammock
I was not impressed either although more than one person told me it was must read S F..
After watching the I M O unwatchable film Dune with Sting and coffee guy from Twin Peaks I decided to give the book a try.
At least the first part and was totaly under whelmed.
Its a case of each to there own and the world would be boreing if all our likes and diss likes were the same.
Try Weave World by James Herbert Fabtasy as opposed to S F but still a fantastical book and I am amazed Its never be dramatised for T V would make a great series .
I also like the River world Books by P J Farmer although I know people that find them as bad as I found Dune .
River World was adapted for T V but was I M O un watchable and bore only fleeting resemblances to the books.
originally posted by: rukia
a reply to: schuyler
But yes, going back to what I was saying, it is a rip off--because everything in science fiction and fantasy is a rip off, essentially, from Tolkien and LeGuin. I thought that everyone knew that.
originally posted by: cArLoSCuBsTaR
Two quotes that explain the book
'He who controls the spice controls the universe!'
'Plans within plans...'