Omphalos' Review of Dune, by Frank Herbert

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Postby SandChigger » 26 Dec 2008 14:12

Yes, it will be interesting to see what Lord Byron and Lady Kim do.

Then again, Brian could linger like a bad smell.


(Just saw on WP's death list that Carol Chomsky, Noam's wife, got done in by the Big C last week. Close, Mr Death, but no cigar. Here's to hopin' the old prick actually cared for her enough that he follows within six months. I've been waiting to piss on his grave for 20 years. :twisted: )
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Postby SandRider » 26 Dec 2008 14:15

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Postby Seraphan » 26 Dec 2008 14:24

SandChigger wrote:(Just saw on WP's death list that Carol Chomsky, Noam's wife, got done in by the Big C last week. Close, Mr Death, but no cigar. Here's to hopin' the old prick actually cared for her enough that he follows within six months. I've been waiting to piss on his grave for 20 years. :twisted: )

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Postby SandChigger » 26 Dec 2008 14:35

Noam Chomsky? :shock:

Just an old mathematician who decided to stick his nose into Linguistics and turn it into a pseudoscience. He evidently also has some idears about politics but I've always figured that if his ideas about language are so fucked up, he can't have much of interest to say about anything else, either.

He's the king of hand-that-feeds-me-biters. But enough about him. ;)

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Postby trang » 28 Dec 2008 20:50

posted over on TAU about how wonderful the review is. I already gave link to two friends who were deciding on reading Dune. My youngest daughter is a voracious reader like me (13 year old girl stuff at moment, Twilight, vampires, Fantasy, Anime) but she lips a good book from me in every so often. She is slowly working on Tolkien, and We discussed the first book of Dune today while out book shopping. I showed her the link for review to help her get a good grasp:)

Thanks Omph!!!

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