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Kellhus vs Dune posted 13 September 2011 in The Great Ordeal [supposed]Kellhus vs Dune by Truth Shines, Candidate

Quote: "Athjeari":3a3lkrom
I haven't actually been able to finish reading Dune Messiah, the story doesn't go anywhere at times. I might still finish it at some point, but Dune Messiah is not high on my immediate reading list.

Dune is certainly worth reading, I personally kind of like the movie too (it's a bit odd and crazy but that's David Lynch for you), the way Herbert introduces the Fremen was fantastic and full of intrigue and mystery. I also like how he incorporates Spice in so many cool ways. All in all, Dune is certainly a classic that is worth reading.

Personally, I think Bakker is a much better read, but hey it's opinion, man.[/quote:3a3lkrom]

Word, brother. Reading Dune Messiah, I literally fell asleep twice. Granted I was kind of tired at the time, but still... <!-- s:wink: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_wink.gif" alt=":wink:" title="Wink" /><!-- s:wink: --> It seems to be a long set up for the third book Children of Dune. I'm starting on that one so hopefully something interesting happens. I haven't actually seen the Dune movie, but I like David Lynch, so I'll try to find it.

The Fremen are certainly interesting, but here again, the difference between Herbert and Bakker shows. Other than Stilgar, there are almost no notable personalities among the Fremen (and Stilgar is not exactly all that deep), whereas Bakker gives us many fascinating characters to complement the one superhuman. The &quot;ecological&quot; angle is very unique, and all the talk of &quot;spilling the water&quot; really reminds me of the Cishaurim. Indeed, it seems possible that Bakker adapted his Kian/Fane people from the Fremen idea. Remember how Fane was a blind priest who was left to die in the desert but came out a living prophet? Well at the end of Dune Messiah, Paul Atreides became blind and walked alone into the desert to die. I wouldn't be surprised at all if he comes back alive and kicking <!-- s:mrgreen: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_mrgreen.gif" alt=":mrgreen:" title="Mr. Green" /><!-- s:mrgreen: --> view post


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