– Frank Herbert
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Read this for the first time in Feb/March 2020.
I started off really enjoying it.
It feels a bit like a fantasy book, but with little hints of sci-fi thrown in here and there. I like the way it’s written. I like how the characters have these little thoughts as asides now and then.
Feuding dukes doesn’t really get me going plot wise, but some of this CHOAM company stuff seems like it could be interesting.
About two thirds through my interest was waning a bit.
I’m about two thirds of the way through Dune. Still well written but all this stuff about the machinations of Fremen culture and Paul going off his nut and having visions all the time, I’m finding a bit less compelling plot-wise. Also I don’t like things that are underground or in caves. Makes me feel claustrophobic.
I finished it off overall enjoying it, but not loving it, like a few people seem to. I'd probably read the next in the series - maybe you get more out of it as a series - but I'm not rushing to. I'm keen to see the film though.
Finished Dune off the other night. It was a bit Shakespearian, duelling families, noble characters, sweeping arcs of history and all that. Soliloquys. I did enjoy it and finished it off quickly. But on reflection I can’t say I really actually liked any of the characters very much. Interesting yes, do I care what happens to them, not so much.
On the plus side I can watch the David Lynch film now.
Dune is a media franchise.
= My experience
- The first book
- //Dune Messiah//
- //Children of Dune//
- //God-Emperor of Dune//
- //Heretics of Dune//
- //Chapterhouse: Dune// — not finished
- Dune (2021)
- В мире Дюны я был бы архивистом на службе Бене Гессерит или каким-нибудь культистом. В принципе, в моём мире примерно так же — 2022-04-17 21:59 UTC
- Я пока на пятой книге, если что. Когда-нибудь я буду читать приквелы про события до восстания против машин, может там найду ещё один вариант для себя. Наверняка раньше были программисты! Я же потенциальный программист, как никак — 2022-04-17 22:01 UTC
- И раз уж про Дюну, недавний фильм я заставил посмотреть восьмерых людей, и ещё нескольких хочу. Anti-gatekeeeping — 2022-04-17 22:02 UTC ⭐️1
= Links => https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ms5hDWafhw | Dune's Writing is Incredible. Here's why. An English major explains what's so good about Dune from the литературная точка зрения. Интересно. Спойлеров почти-почти нету! Видео
- “A popular man arouses the jealousy of the powerful,” (Location 162)
- “I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.” (Location 244)
- “Once, men turned their thinking over to machines in the hope that this would set them free. But that only permitted other men with machines to enslave them.” (Location 300)
- Parting with friends is a sadness. A place is only a place.” (Location 619)
- Many have remarked the speed with which Muad’Dib learned the necessities of Arrakis. The Bene Gesserit, of course, know the basis of this speed. For the others, we can say that Muad’Dib learned rapidly because his first training was in how to learn. And the first lesson of all was the basic trust that he could learn. It is shocking to find how many people do not believe they can learn, and how many more believe learning to be difficult. Muad’Dib knew that every experience carries its lesson. (Location 1303)
- What had the Lady Jessica to sustain her in her time of trial? Think you carefully on this Bene Gesserit proverb and perhaps you will see: “Any road followed precisely to its end leads precisely nowhere. Climb the mountain just a little bit to test that it’s a mountain. From the top of the mountain, you cannot see the mountain.” (Location 1369)
- Greatness is a transitory experience. It is never consistent. It depends in part upon the myth-making imagination of humankind. The person who experiences greatness must have a feeling for the myth he is in. He must reflect what is projected upon him. And he must have a strong sense of the sardonic. This is what uncouples him from belief in his own pretensions. The sardonic is all that permits him to move within himself. Without this quality, even occasional greatness will destroy a man. (Location 2425)
Dune is an American sci-fi book from the 60’s. It’s about a feudal conflict on the desert planet Arrakis, also known as Dune.