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October 4th, 2018, 8:55 am
I enjoyed Dune. I didn't love it but I appreciate it for what it is. I finished the second book a few weeks ago and did not enjoy that one. I don't think I'll read the third.
Currently reading 'Dune: Messiah' which of course is book #2 - for the second time - and agree its not as fluid or enjoyable as the first. A lot of the story takes place in people's minds and through disjointed conversations. Descriptions of characters and places however seem to apply more closely to the Lynch film of book #1, such as the Guild Steersman. I plan to read book #3 after this just to get the full Frank Herbert experience and have more grounding in the whole mythology before the film(s) come out. The first book, which I've read four times by now, gets better with each reading. There's an aspect of the timeframe in which it was written (1960's) with the focus on planetary ecology that maybe should be taken as context for reading. I just find it incredible. The jacket art for the Penguin Galaxy versions introduced me to the graphic design work of Alex Trochut, who is absolutely amazing.