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Re: Spine Tingling Moments (SPOILERS)

Postby Freakzilla » 28 Aug 2009 07:31

It's almost all flashbacks.

I like the one where they go back in time to 1939 Poland to find Mort, who thought Stewie's time machine was the bathroom...

How many Pollacks does it take to fix a time machine?

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Re: Spine Tingling Moments (SPOILERS)

Postby SadisticCynic » 02 Sep 2009 06:54

The quote, "May you die on Caladan!" was always a spine-tingler for me.
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Re: Spine Tingling Moments (SPOILERS)

Postby DuneFishUK » 13 Oct 2009 13:28

lotek wrote:Leto II's escape from Shuloch with the first steps of his transformation, I can picture him running and jumping in the desert in my mind's eye.

Which shows what an amazingly talented writer FH was, that even after all this time his tales are so alive in all his readers

QFT. I stayed a bit late at work tonight just so I could listen to the end of that chapter before driving home. Wow :D

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Re: Spine Tingling Moments (SPOILERS)

Postby Freakzilla » 13 Oct 2009 18:53

DuneFishUK wrote:
lotek wrote:Leto II's escape from Shuloch with the first steps of his transformation, I can picture him running and jumping in the desert in my mind's eye.

Which shows what an amazingly talented writer FH was, that even after all this time his tales are so alive in all his readers

QFT. I stayed a bit late at work tonight just so I could listen to the end of that chapter before driving home. Wow :D


Starting just before that with the Gurney administered "worm trip" through the rest of that book is astounding.
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Re: Spine Tingling Moments (SPOILERS)

Postby Drunken Idaho » 14 Oct 2009 14:14

Freakzilla wrote:
DuneFishUK wrote:
lotek wrote:Leto II's escape from Shuloch with the first steps of his transformation, I can picture him running and jumping in the desert in my mind's eye.

Which shows what an amazingly talented writer FH was, that even after all this time his tales are so alive in all his readers

QFT. I stayed a bit late at work tonight just so I could listen to the end of that chapter before driving home. Wow :D


Starting just before that with the Gurney administered "worm trip" through the rest of that book is astounding.


That entire act always reminds me of my first reading of it... And how friggin' confused I was the entire time! So many weird little Fremen phrases popping up everywhere. It was dizzying. Please tell me I'm not the only one...
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Re: Spine Tingling Moments (SPOILERS)

Postby Idahopotato » 15 Oct 2009 11:56

I was rereading Dune for the umpteenth time and I found the interaction between Yueh and Jessica particular fascinating. They are both caught up in their own personal drama that they both misinterpret all the nonverbal nuances going on. Fascinating writing. One thing I love about Dune is that you know who the traitor is all along. There is no need for some Law and Order bull shit twist that the new "authors" attempt to use all the time. Good writing doesn't need that.

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Re: Spine Tingling Moments (SPOILERS)

Postby Lundse » 20 Jun 2011 06:20

Leto meets his officers at the spaceport (IIRC).

You get all the facets of Leto; charisma, humor, desperation, the works.

And Gurney is helping him out on several levels, all the while. They get culture clashed by Stilgar, and through it all, Paul is right at the cusp between child and adult - loved the detail at the end about going to sleep on a table, and Leto musing on the facets of the planet.

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Re: Spine Tingling Moments (SPOILERS)

Postby Not_Your_Friend » 05 Jul 2011 12:38

-the banquet scene
-Paul's awakening
-re-reading Leto II's dropped hints
-Teg's awakening
-more or less any scene of verbal sparring and the reading of hidden meanings


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