TheDukester wrote:SandChigger wrote:To truly hate a thing, you must know it well.
Disagree. I loathe Hacky and Whatsisface as much as it is humanly possible to loathe; I don't need to literally suffer through something like Paul of Dune to make that the case.
Their wholesale pillaging of a literary classic and destruction of FH's legacy has very little to do with the actual order in which they put down the words; it matters little to me whether PoD is truly awful to the point of causing cancer of the eyes or if it's merely complete and utter shit. That's a fine point that does little to address the larger issues of the HLP's lack of editorial oversight, their hiring of a notorious hack, and the Herbert family selling out their own flesh and blood for a once-a-year paycheck.
Hating the assholes and hating their works are two different things. You can say that you hate what they write, and you can say that you hate them, but until you have read the books you cannot say why you hate that particular book, and knowing exactly why something sucks is a big part of the battle against them, and its critical to being a part of the debate. Ethics dictates that, and we may be vehement, but we are ethical over here and in our camp.
Why do you think they come over here to read what we write? So they know what it is they are up against. Personally, I cant take reading every word they write. I was not a part of the Sandworms debate, and I was not part of the Paul debate, because I did not read either book. But I think I will read this one. Just so I can join the fun.