So, like, Dune is excruciating. Some books hold up really well on reread, but the gnomic chapter intros, prophetic dreams, inner thoughts, and lack of affect are combining with previous experience in a really unpleasant way.
Is that the second time you've read Dune? it's one of those books I'll always be in the mood to read again although I think I've onlu read it 3 or 4 times. I just wish the rest of the books in the series were as good I just can't get into them atall.
I've never been able to finish Dune and I've tried, like, three times. The writing style is the main offender and I just cannot get past some of the quirks.
Dune was one of my greatest reading disappointments...it is staggering to me that it's some supposed foundation...
The only possible thing I can say in its defense is that it was the 60's and it played some part in forming genre literature.
I'm sorry if I've contributed to making this thread into a Dune commentary.
I hate you for this post. Start a thread so we can argue about this.
And Ep... really? This you like?
I've been working my way through the Hugo winners for best novel, rereading where I must and otherwise reading some stuff I'd never have picked up. Then I hit Dune, which, at least this time through, feels like one of their shields. I think I singed the pages reading through it (cough) years ago. Whahoppen?
Anyway, spew your vituperative bile, peterbound.