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Best Dune Book

Postby zacher2005 » 24 Jul 2014 18:14

OK guys, sorry I did a search and could not find a thread.

So, what is you favorite dune book, and why?

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Re: Best Dune Book

Postby Freakzilla » 25 Jul 2014 09:24

I like them all for different reasons but I'd say CoD is my favorite. It's got everything.

Dune is the most well written, IMO.
Dune Messiah has the best story/plot.
Children of Dune I like because it's the changing of the guard. Paul's vision is wrenched from him in favor of Leto's grander one.
God Emperor of Dune is my second favorite. It's basically FH preaching, but I'm in love with the concept of Leto's sacrificed humanity and the way it makes me think.
Heretics of Dune and Chapterhouse: Dune I tend to lump together as "what happened then?" books. Great stories and I love the insight into the BG but ultimately meaningless after GEoD.
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Re: Best Dune Book

Postby Omphalos » 25 Jul 2014 10:57

I go back and forth between Dune and GEOD.

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Re: Best Dune Book

Postby Naib » 26 Jul 2014 05:47

Dune. Always Dune for me. I like the rest very much, but the first is the best and my favourite.

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Re: Best Dune Book

Postby Robspierre » 26 Jul 2014 19:34

Dune Messiah because that is where Frank completely throws out the Heroe's Cycle. Dune and God Emperor are tied for 2nd.


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Re: Best Dune Book

Postby Sandwurm88 » 26 Jul 2014 19:53

After my first read-through, it was Heretics.

The second time, it was the original (agreed on most well-written).

Now, I'm pretty solidly set on GEoD. It's polarizing, but I love the philosophy and all that stuff. And I think the story is great too!

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Re: Best Dune Book

Postby weerab » 01 Aug 2014 04:24

For me it's God Emperor. I agree it's FH preaching, but what a sermon. I've been reading it for years and each time I find something I previously missed.
Also it proves SF does not need to be filled with lasers, spaceships and aliens to be interesting.

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Re: Best Dune Book

Postby Serkanner » 01 Aug 2014 04:28

For me it will always be Dune. After reading it ( 1984 when I was 15 ) many future paths of my life were literally changed.
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Re: Best Dune Book

Postby Omphalos » 01 Aug 2014 12:12

Serkanner wrote:For me it will always be Dune. After reading it ( 1984 when I was 15 ) many future paths of my life were literally changed.


Dune had a pretty big emotional impact on my life. I felt energized the first time I read it. GEOD had a great intellectual impact on me. After I finished that one I felt wiser.


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