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boxcarbarney
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re: Reading “Dune” for the first time. Anyone want to read with me?
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I’m interested to see where they go with the how do you tell if someone is human stuff


"You've heard of animals chewing off a leg to escape a trap? There's an animal kind of trick. A human would remain in the trap, endure the pain, feigning death that he might kill the trapper and remove a threat to his kind."


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MFn GIMP
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re: Reading “Dune” for the first time. Anyone want to read with me?
I envy you. I would love to read the series again for the first time. God Emperor of Dune is a top 3 all-time book for me.


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Is OP still planning on keeping up with this thread?

I'm currently reading for the first time as well, and getting close to the end of Book 1 of Dune. I'm loving it right now. The first 100-150 pages or so were a bit dense and a little of a chore to get through, but I've been flying through the last 150ish pages. I'm at the point where I can't wait read every night.

I'm traveling for work this week so I'm looking forward to spending all my time in the hotel reading.


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re: Reading “Dune” for the first time. Anyone want to read with me?
I thought Dune was ok. Read half of the 2nd book before throwing it away.


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re: Reading “Dune” for the first time. Anyone want to read with me?
I listened to the 2nd book an audiobook during a work drive. It was very slow and was more of a psychological look at religion and religious wars. I can't even remember what exactly happened in the book and I listened to it like a month ago lol.

Loved Dune though.
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People on here seem pretty divided about the rest of the series. I've seen some people say read all the books that Frank Herbert wrote, some say to only read the first 3, and others say just stop after Dune.

I guess I'll just start the 2nd one after this and see how I feel.

It seems like the sequels are more of an expansion of the universe as a whole, and less a direct continuation of the story. Is that correct?


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re: Reading “Dune” for the first time. Anyone want to read with me?
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It seems like the sequels are more of an expansion of the universe as a whole, and less a direct continuation of the story. Is that correct?




The 2nd one is a bit of both I guess - it just goes off in a really different direction than you would think from the first IMO. Haven't gotten to the third but i will probably audio book it at some point.
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re: Reading “Dune” for the first time. Anyone want to read with me?
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It seems like the sequels are more of an expansion of the universe as a whole, and less a direct continuation of the story. Is that correct?




No, all of the main series written by Frank is a continuation of the story. But the timeline is really long, so it doesn't follow all the same characters (book 4 takes place 3500 years after the first one, books 5 and 6 take place 1500 years after book 4).

I'd say you are on the right track trying 2 and seeing if you like it. If you like 2 you'll probably like 3 as well. I personally enjoyed all of them but 4 (which I know many who like that one best), but book one is by far the best and 5 and 6 are much better than 2 and 3, which are just decent to good IMO.


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re: Reading “Dune” for the first time. Anyone want to read with me?
Thanks for the input guys. I guess I was wanting to know if I need to set myself up for disappointment if I don't like the other books and feel unsatisfied with the ending.


I've got about 150 pages left, hoping to finish it this week!


boxcarbarney
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re: Reading “Dune” for the first time. Anyone want to read with me?
From what I've read, book 2 was kind of rushed because the publishers demanded a sequel. Herbert really could have combined book 2 and 3 together.

I'd say read book 3 before deciding you don't like the series. Messiah is a quick enough read that you can jump into Children in no time.


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Finished reading this last night and I thoroughly enjoyed it. But I now understand why huge fans of this book are skeptical about this movie that is coming out. Even in the final 3rd of the book I felt like I was still waiting for the big action sequence to come, but it never did. I'm still looking forward to starting Dune Messiah, already bought it actually, and feel like I have a better mindset going into it than I did into Dune. I guess it really took me finishing the book to realize this book was never about the action/war between families. That was always just a subplot to Paul's internal struggle.

I really feel like this is the kind of book that would make for interesting re-reads, allowing me to focus more on Paul's psyche rather than the ancillary action.

Still thoroughly enjoyed it - 4/5. And I'm still looking forward to the movie even though I know it will be very difficult to remain faithful to the book. I trust Villeneuve and that cast too much to let me down.


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I read it for the first time a month ago or so. I thought it was a solid book. Interesting philosophy and I liked how the mental abilities seemed to be a result of banishing computers. It brought Sherlock Holmes to mind with all the power of observation.



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How many pages is that monstrosity?


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boxcarbarney
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re: Reading “Dune” for the first time. Anyone want to read with me?
You're going to blow through Messiah. Children ties everything up pretty well. God Emperor is going to throw a curveball at you.


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