- Nov 1, 2005
I didn't like the movie.
Don't read them. I managed to gnaw through them, but wouldn't recomend it to anyone.purple_kathryn said:
Yeah, I got through the House series...not that bad really...not good....but not that bad. The Butlerian Jihad...awful...sacrilege. I won't read Hunters of Dune. I can't do it to Frank. I can't do it to myself. [/FONT]Don't read them. I managed to gnaw through them, but wouldn't recommend it to anyone.
i've only managed the butlerian jihad, and it was a struggle. they seemed to miss herberts almost simple descriptions of the machinations of power, making them complex and dull.
I have to admit that I enjoy Bryan and Kevin's prequels. It definitely was kind of different but at the same time have some of the ambience of the series. And I like the new characters and their stories and also learning more things about the old ones and the Dune universe. Right now I'm reading Hunters of Dune and I'm not dissapointed with it. So I'm sure I will buy the next ones.
I've read ALL of the Dune books and seen both the movie and mini series. I liked Brian's and Kevin's prequels. I thought it gave very good background information and did a good job of showing how it all began. I liked the Butlerian Jihad, Machine Crusade and Battle of Corrin. I think a lot of people didn't like those because it wasn't the same world we were used to. Even the House books still centered around worlds that were familar to us from Frank's books, but the others were centuries before and on different planets and with a different culture, but it was still good imo.
Why can't the thinking machines masquerade as super Face Dancers. They certainly have the technology to do it (based on the Titans and everything in the prequels), so why not.I don't doubt the existence of the notes KJA/BH used to complete "Dune 7", but I find it hard to believe Frank Herbert intended to introduce such daft concepts as brains in jars, Omnius and the magical Oracle of Time. It's certainly not clear from the ending of Chapterhouse Dune that Daniel and Marty are thinking machines - if anything, the series up to that point suggests they're super Face Dancers.