• Register
  • Login
  •          

    The Jesus Incident

    Image
      Non-Dune Frank Herbert Book Discussion

    Moderators: Omphalos, Freakzilla, ᴶᵛᵀᴬ, Mr. Teg

    The Jesus Incident

    Postby Laphtiya » 22 Nov 2008 13:20

    Just come back from the second hand bookshop again, and picked up a copy of The Road to Dune and the Jesus Incident. I've been looking for this for a long time now. I'll start reading it after I finish House Harkonnen, I am on the last chapter now, if I wasnt I would just stop reading it now lol
    User avatar
    Laphtiya
     
    Posts: 215
    Joined: 29 Aug 2008 11:57
    Location: In an outpost, on the edge of space!

    Postby Freakzilla » 22 Nov 2008 13:25

    Have fun in the Scream Room. :wink:
    Image
    Paul of Dune was so bad it gave me a seizure that dislocated both of my shoulders and prolapsed my anus.
    ~Pink Snowman
    User avatar
    Freakzilla
    Lead Singer and Driver of the Winnebego
     
    Posts: 18062
    Joined: 05 Feb 2008 01:27
    Location: Atlanta, Georgia, USA

    Postby inhuien » 22 Nov 2008 14:31

    A fine book you should enjoy it. I don't know why, perhaps it was my frame of mind at the time, but I found the opening chapters hard going.

    hmm yes the Scream Room... I wanted to scrape my eyes clean after that encounter.
    Image
    User avatar
    inhuien
     
    Posts: 3629
    Joined: 09 Feb 2008 05:03
    Location: right here as in not (all) there

    Postby Freakzilla » 22 Nov 2008 15:46

    I didn't like it much, I guess I expected more like D:V. It's inhuman, alien and weird. It has good points though.
    Image
    Paul of Dune was so bad it gave me a seizure that dislocated both of my shoulders and prolapsed my anus.
    ~Pink Snowman
    User avatar
    Freakzilla
    Lead Singer and Driver of the Winnebego
     
    Posts: 18062
    Joined: 05 Feb 2008 01:27
    Location: Atlanta, Georgia, USA

    Postby Mandy » 15 Feb 2009 14:24

    I picked up a copy for 40 cents at a thrift store yesterday!

    Surprisingly, I've never read any of FH's non-Dune books. Usually, when I like an author, I read everything I can get my hands on. Don't know why I was never interested in the rest of Herbert's work.
    As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Hypatia approaches one.
    User avatar
    Mandy
    Cat Herder
     
    Posts: 1700
    Joined: 08 Feb 2008 20:18

    Postby DuneFishUK » 15 Feb 2009 16:09

    Pandora books are usually pretty plentiful round here. Good luck finding Destination: Void though - been looking for that for years now.

    Worst case scenario you could abebooks them.. but it ain't the same is it... or is that just me :P
    User avatar
    DuneFishUK
     
    Posts: 1987
    Joined: 25 May 2008 14:14
    Location: Cool Britannia

    Postby DuneFishUK » 24 Feb 2009 18:47

    I just picked up a really nice, nearly mint, old Penguin pb of D:V on ebay :)
    User avatar
    DuneFishUK
     
    Posts: 1987
    Joined: 25 May 2008 14:14
    Location: Cool Britannia

    Postby A Thing of Eternity » 24 Feb 2009 19:12

    pics of cover?
    Image
    User avatar
    A Thing of Eternity
     
    Posts: 6090
    Joined: 08 Apr 2008 15:35
    Location: Calgary Alberta

    Postby Tio_Holtzmann » 24 Feb 2009 21:05

    I've been looking for a copy of Destination: Void for a little over a year but I can't seem to find it anywhere in local stores or online.
    Image
    User avatar
    Tio_Holtzmann
     
    Posts: 10
    Joined: 22 Feb 2009 05:01

    Postby SandChigger » 24 Feb 2009 21:15

    I got a used copy through an Amazon reseller a few months ago.

    I just checked, and they have plenty of the paperbacks listed. Prices are all over the place. The cheapest looks like $1.47; the most expensive over $42.00.
    User avatar
    SandChigger
    KJASF Ground Zero
     
    Posts: 14490
    Joined: 08 Feb 2008 22:29
    Location: "Whatcha having, shoog? Hurry up and order now, I ain't got all day!"

    Postby NotAbout » 16 Mar 2009 03:32

    Unfortunately I've only ever been able to find The Jesus Incident and The Dosadi Experiment. I found TJI to be pretty good, though it took a while to get in to. Though that could be because I quite like Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri.

    Also I thought the end was pretty great.
    NotAbout
     
    Posts: 89
    Joined: 16 Mar 2009 01:39

    Re: The Jesus Incident

    Postby Laphtiya » 05 Aug 2009 03:56

    Freakzilla wrote:Have fun in the Scream Room. :wink:


    Just finished (Yeah I know its took me a while)

    I was like "WTF!?" when it came to the scream room.
    User avatar
    Laphtiya
     
    Posts: 215
    Joined: 29 Aug 2008 11:57
    Location: In an outpost, on the edge of space!

    Re: The Jesus Incident

    Postby redbugpest » 05 Aug 2009 08:00

    Laphtiya wrote:
    Freakzilla wrote:Have fun in the Scream Room. :wink:


    Just finished (Yeah I know its took me a while)

    I was like "WTF!?" when it came to the scream room.


    I read that book 20+ years ago, and just did not like it (or the Lazarus Effect). :puke:

    I guess even a great writer can drop a literary bomb once in a while too...

    I did enjoy The White Plague though, and would suggest you read that if you have not already....
    __________________________________________________________________
    User avatar
    redbugpest
     
    Posts: 424
    Joined: 23 Jun 2009 14:17
    Location: Lost in La Manancha

    Re: The Jesus Incident

    Postby SandChigger » 05 Aug 2009 09:13

    Too difficult for you? Why am I not surprised. :roll:
    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
    User avatar
    SandChigger
    KJASF Ground Zero
     
    Posts: 14490
    Joined: 08 Feb 2008 22:29
    Location: "Whatcha having, shoog? Hurry up and order now, I ain't got all day!"

    Re: The Jesus Incident

    Postby redbugpest » 05 Aug 2009 09:28

    SandChigger wrote:Too difficult for you? Why am I not surprised. :roll:


    Gosh - How does a self styled linguistic GOD like you mistake "didn't like it" for too difficult? You are slipping Chiggie... Or... Could it be?

    No! I cannot imagine you twisting my words purposely, for malicious intent...

    Not my best bud in the whole frigging universe! :tissue2: :tissue2: :tissue2: :tissue2: :tissue2: :tissue2: :tissue2: :tissue2: :tissue2:
    __________________________________________________________________
    User avatar
    redbugpest
     
    Posts: 424
    Joined: 23 Jun 2009 14:17
    Location: Lost in La Manancha

    Re: The Jesus Incident

    Postby SandChigger » 05 Aug 2009 09:31

    Fuck you, moron.

    What is it you do for a living again? Do you HAVE a job? (Besides cybersucking KJA and shilling for him all over the Web, I mean.)
    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
    User avatar
    SandChigger
    KJASF Ground Zero
     
    Posts: 14490
    Joined: 08 Feb 2008 22:29
    Location: "Whatcha having, shoog? Hurry up and order now, I ain't got all day!"

    Re: The Jesus Incident

    Postby SandRider » 05 Aug 2009 10:02

    redbugpest wrote:
    Laphtiya wrote:
    Freakzilla wrote:Have fun in the Scream Room. :wink:


    Just finished (Yeah I know its took me a while)

    I was like "WTF!?" when it came to the scream room.


    I read that book 20+ years ago, and just did not like it (or the Lazarus Effect). :puke:

    I guess even a great writer can drop a literary bomb once in a while too...

    I did enjoy The White Plague though, and would suggest you read that if you have not already....



    one of the primary arguments I have against you pretards is that if you consider
    theKeith's "writing" to be good or even acceptable, you have extremely poor judgement
    in literary matters, and your opinion therefore is suspect at best.

    and most of us here have read Plague, but again, your opinion of literature is worthless.
    the fact that you "enjoyed" it is trumped by the fact you also "enjoy" tehKJAcket. (in Texas,
    and elsewhere I've heard, it's said "You wouldn't know your ass from a hole in the ground.")

    finally, this "20+ years ago" comment - assuming you read these things in your teenage years,
    this puts you well over thirty, maybe even forty. If so, you're really, really dense & retarded
    for a man of that age. Or you really are a young 20-something jackoff, & full of shit.
    ................ I exist only to amuse myself ................
    ImageImage

    I personally feel that this message board, Jacurutu, is full of hateful folks who don't know
    how to fully interact with people.
    ~ "Spice Grandson" (Bryon Merrit) 08 June 2008
    User avatar
    SandRider
    Watermaster
     
    Posts: 6163
    Joined: 05 Oct 2008 16:14
    Location: In the back of your mind. Always.

    Re: The Jesus Incident

    Postby SandChigger » 05 Aug 2009 10:23

    SandRider wrote:finally, this "20+ years ago" comment - assuming you read these things in your teenage years,
    this puts you well over thirty, maybe even forty. If so, you're really, really dense & retarded
    for a man of that age. Or you really are a young 20-something jackoff, & full of shit.

    Brian
    44 / 男性
    ALPHARETTA, GEORGIA, US
    最終ログイン: 2009/08/04

    (Damned page insists on displaying in Japanese. :twisted: 44 Male; last login: 2009/08/04)

    http://www.myspace.com/baconway (Link always makes me think of little KJA piggies for some reason. :P )
    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
    User avatar
    SandChigger
    KJASF Ground Zero
     
    Posts: 14490
    Joined: 08 Feb 2008 22:29
    Location: "Whatcha having, shoog? Hurry up and order now, I ain't got all day!"

    Re: The Jesus Incident

    Postby SandRider » 05 Aug 2009 10:37

    Oh my g-d, why do you do things like that ?
    It would have been just as simple to say :
    "According to his Myspace, he's 44" and left
    it at that. I was compelled to follow the linky,
    and .... my eyes !! MY EYES !!!

    and does this thing say he's not a HS graduate ?
    but has "some college" ?

    and his interests :
    "Reading, Writing, Photography, Medieval History,
    Science,Science Fiction, Philosophy, Politics, etc. I could go on all day... "

    yet :
    "(No, spelling is not a strength of mine. Deal with it)"


    THIS is The Jacket's fanbase ?

    :) :D :lol: :laughing: :) :? :( :cry: :? :shock: :x :evil:
    ................ I exist only to amuse myself ................
    ImageImage

    I personally feel that this message board, Jacurutu, is full of hateful folks who don't know
    how to fully interact with people.
    ~ "Spice Grandson" (Bryon Merrit) 08 June 2008
    User avatar
    SandRider
    Watermaster
     
    Posts: 6163
    Joined: 05 Oct 2008 16:14
    Location: In the back of your mind. Always.

    Re: The Jesus Incident

    Postby Freakzilla » 05 Aug 2009 10:38

    Alpharetta! We're practically neighbors! :D
    Image
    Paul of Dune was so bad it gave me a seizure that dislocated both of my shoulders and prolapsed my anus.
    ~Pink Snowman
    User avatar
    Freakzilla
    Lead Singer and Driver of the Winnebego
     
    Posts: 18062
    Joined: 05 Feb 2008 01:27
    Location: Atlanta, Georgia, USA

    Re: The Jesus Incident

    Postby TheDukester » 05 Aug 2009 10:50

    Keith and Bri-Bri are "top 6 friends"!

    That's so sweet.
    "Anything I write will be remembered and listed in bibliographies on Dune for several hundred years ..." — some delusional halfwit troll.
    User avatar
    TheDukester
     
    Posts: 3808
    Joined: 20 Jun 2008 13:44
    Location: Operation Enduring Bacon

    Re: The Jesus Incident

    Postby redbugpest » 05 Aug 2009 10:55

    Freakzilla wrote:Alpharetta! We're practically neighbors! :D


    Yep - U going to Dragon Con?
    __________________________________________________________________
    User avatar
    redbugpest
     
    Posts: 424
    Joined: 23 Jun 2009 14:17
    Location: Lost in La Manancha

    Re: The Jesus Incident

    Postby redbugpest » 05 Aug 2009 10:56

    SandChigger wrote:
    SandRider wrote:finally, this "20+ years ago" comment - assuming you read these things in your teenage years,
    this puts you well over thirty, maybe even forty. If so, you're really, really dense & retarded
    for a man of that age. Or you really are a young 20-something jackoff, & full of shit.

    Brian
    44 / 男性
    ALPHARETTA, GEORGIA, US
    最終ログイン: 2009/08/04

    (Damned page insists on displaying in Japanese. :twisted: 44 Male; last login: 2009/08/04)

    http://www.myspace.com/baconway (Link always makes me think of little KJA piggies for some reason. :P )


    I have your address too...
    __________________________________________________________________
    User avatar
    redbugpest
     
    Posts: 424
    Joined: 23 Jun 2009 14:17
    Location: Lost in La Manancha

    Re: The Jesus Incident

    Postby Freakzilla » 05 Aug 2009 10:57

    redbugpest wrote:
    Freakzilla wrote:Alpharetta! We're practically neighbors! :D


    Yep - U going to Dragon Con?


    Oh yeah! :D
    Image
    Paul of Dune was so bad it gave me a seizure that dislocated both of my shoulders and prolapsed my anus.
    ~Pink Snowman
    User avatar
    Freakzilla
    Lead Singer and Driver of the Winnebego
     
    Posts: 18062
    Joined: 05 Feb 2008 01:27
    Location: Atlanta, Georgia, USA

    Re: The Jesus Incident

    Postby Eyes High » 05 Aug 2009 11:02

    redbugpest wrote:
    SandChigger wrote:
    SandRider wrote:finally, this "20+ years ago" comment - assuming you read these things in your teenage years,
    this puts you well over thirty, maybe even forty. If so, you're really, really dense & retarded
    for a man of that age. Or you really are a young 20-something jackoff, & full of shit.

    Brian
    44 / 男性
    ALPHARETTA, GEORGIA, US
    最終ログイン: 2009/08/04

    (Damned page insists on displaying in Japanese. :twisted: 44 Male; last login: 2009/08/04)

    http://www.myspace.com/baconway (Link always makes me think of little KJA piggies for some reason. :P )


    I have your address too...


    and the point is....


    we all know he's in Japan... So what?
    What fear is there in the night?
    Nothing, but that which is in our own imaginations.
    User avatar
    Eyes High
    Patience Personified
     
    Posts: 2320
    Joined: 22 Jul 2008 15:32
    Location: between the worlds of men and make believe

    Next

    Return to ˱

    Who is online

    Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

    cron