My god this book is boring. >all telling, almost no showing. >dull, one sided characters

My god this book is boring
>all telling, almost no showing
>dull, one sided characters
>so much fluff, exacerbated by mediocre prose

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  1. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    you have to understand we didn't have the internet back then. if someone told you a thing was cool you just had to believe them.

  2. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Yeah it went on way too long. Keep it to 300 pages next time mr herbert.

  3. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    I actually found interesting how the planet Arrakis molded the freemen to be the way they are and how Paul trying to fight destiny only to find himself at the spot he fought so hard, what I got from the book is all about one's fighting against force outside of him and how those force make the man and people, but yeah, it's was kind long then was need.

  4. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    I think it gets good after Paul buck-breaks Jamis.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Can you go for more than 5 minutes without bringing up black people?

  5. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    I stopped reading at Heretics. The first three are good, messiah being the best in the series, after that it's just Herbert's ramblings.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      >messiah being the best in the series
      correct

  6. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    For postwar Boomer scifi, it's practically Moby Dick.

  7. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Never understood why people liked this, seemed like boomer schizo babble.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      boomers have shit taste, what else is new

  8. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    recently my friend and i read through the dune series and now he cannot stop speaking chakobsa. he insists he is a fremen native and does the sand walk in public like an idiot. he refuses to leave home without his fremkit (backpack) and stillsuit (heavy duty raincoat). it is summer so due to this he is sweating profusely and he complains about wasting his water on the living. he uses his thumper (iphone x) to call shai hulud (an uber) and speaks to the usually ethnic driver as if they too are fremen natives. i have had to stop him from walking out into traffic recently as well. he insists that he is the kwisatz haderach and has seen the way across. we went to an asian restaurant and he threatened to stab me with his gom jabbar (chopsticks). at this point, i am getting sick of it all. please give me another book for him to obsess over so we can leave this dune phase behind.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      You're friend almost certainly has autism. I know this because I do and from 2017 to 2019 I was certain on a spiritual level that I was a replicant blade runner just like K. I wouldn't leave my house without a my long heavy duster and just about every day after work I'd reenact the baseline test. I recorded the interview lines and played them off my PC so I could point my phone straight at my iris to track it's dilation. WITHIN CELLS INTERLINKED. INTERLINKED? INTERLINKED.
      The solution is very simple. Get him into speed cubing. There's pussy at speed cubing tourneys and that should moderate his obsessive tendencies.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Blood Meridian. Get him larping as the Judge.

  9. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Space Spanish Governorship.
    Walk without rhythm.
    Spice orgy.
    Duncans.
    Yum yum sapho brutal revenge.
    I am the Emperor now.

    Dune is bookino.

  10. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    I stopped halfway through and never picked it up again

  11. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    There's great mythology in Dune, with the terminology, rituals and history of the peoples. The biggest problem with Dune is that the prose is like Arrakis - drier than a woman's snatch when in your presence.
    The characters all speak the same (with the exception of terminology), the description of....anything is often just a statement. There's no...spice to the prose, there's no charm. Everything is largely just matter of fact.
    The film/s is better than the book because it humanises the characters and actually adds drama to the plot, unlike the book which just runs from one dry description to the next.

    Dune - great ideas, but the book is let down by dull pacing and dry prose.
    6/10.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      i thought the film was boring soulless slop, villeneuve is like nolan but without the autistic edge that adds just enough eccentricity to keep an otherwise emotionally deficient experience interesting, just dull, lifeless spectacle
      so if people actually thought it was an improvement I guess I'll steer well clear of the books

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      This is a new braindead take.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        Counter it, form a better argument.

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          Not sure where to start, only that the statement 'which just runs from one dry description to the next', is obviously ridiculous.
          The book is very action-oriented, and you learn bit by bit more about Arrakis and the world around it. Dry descriptions are not part of it. It's simple, evocative prose like you need for sci-fi.
          I can only imagine what you consider good prose. Do you need to get slapped in the face with metaphors to feel good?

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            You used commas wrong in nearly every sentence of a post talking about good prose. lel

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            Action oriented? The final "battle" is pretty much glossed over within a page or two. Nowhere near Tolkien's epic battle sequences in LotR.
            Dune - good ideas, but a shit novel. The recent film is much better.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            Good. Leave "action" out of literature, it doesn't translate. Tolkien is babyshit. No depth. The film, by the way, is vapid garbage.

  12. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Audiobook it. The one I listened to was amazing. Great voice acting and occasional musical score and sound effects.

  13. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    >no showing
    it's text moron. go read comics.

  14. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    >all telling, almost no showing
    You have to decipher what is shown through the tells though, that's what makes it interesting.

  15. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    You read the series for the god emperor in the 4th book and the erotica in the last two books. Id say it doesnt get "good" till the second trilogy.

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