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Re: Multidimensional Dune

Postby SandChigger » 17 May 2011 19:53

I'm determined to get my synopses of the Legends up before Shysterhood of Dune (No The) comes out... but it's just so damned tiring to even try to read that crap again. :hand:

I've still got, what, eight months? :lol:
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Re: Multidimensional Dune

Postby Hadi Benotto » 19 May 2011 02:59

SC- Thanks for the explaination on the incident. I also don't agree about pre-review crap ratings, but I have seen a couple of the satirical reviews and got a good chuckle from them. How someone doesn't get that they're satirical... no imagination? KJA teet suckler? Got me.

You stopped at God Emp because... that was the last book published at the time! Small difference versus "words... too large... pink stuff... overload... owww!" I know when I first read GEoD I stopped about the first chapter in but that was because I was thirteen and didn't know that there was Messiah and Children, so God Emp made absolutely no sense! After a quick bit of research (oh... there's two other books!) it made sense and I pretty much devoured Heretics and Chapterhouse.

Haha you're right, the prequels probably DROVE the masses back to the originals. And I do think you're right in that I don't think anyone will go back to the prequels just for the pleasure of reading them again. My wife has her masters in creative writing and almost killed me for having her read the House series. She's read up to Children, and while not a FH super nerd like me, she did enjoy them. She bought into my prequel excitement and in her words, "really tried to like them" but just couldn't. I think she soldiered on to finish the series, but then wouldn't touch anything else by them. She also picked them apart from a literary/ critical review standpoint and helped me articulate my frothing rage into real coherent words :D

Good luck on that PoD review. You're a better man than I. :clap:
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Re: Multidimensional Dune

Postby SandChigger » 19 May 2011 16:36

Actually, PoD is the one McDune I have done an actual review of (posted on Amazon & HToD).

As for where I stopped in the past, the books (including the Dune Encyclopedia) did come out before I left the States for Japan (Oct 87), but I was too focused on other shtuff to notice. ;)
I have heard of only one mistake that doesn’t have an explanation for a careful reader...with an open mind. (And, no, I’m not going to tell you what it is!) —KJA

I don't like every writer's style; for instance, I have never been able to get through Ursula LeGuin, China Mieville, or Iain Banks, all of whom are critical darlings. —KJA

I...had written a bunch of Star Wars and X-Files books...that proved not just that I'm a hack, but that I could write in somebody else's universe... —KJA


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