The Dune Books

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  1. TIEace Jedi Grand Master

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    I plan on reading them, but is there anything I should know? I realize that they are supposedly great, but I know a few of us like them. *cough, Dave, cough*
  2. Pellaeon69187 Jedi Grand Master

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    You say I am your Mahdi...I say I am your Duke!
    Long live Duke Paul Muad'Dib Atredies!
    Long live the fighter of Muad'Dib!

    I love DUNE!
    Just start reading DUNE and be patient with it and you'll learn to love it.
  3. Jedi_Knight150 Jedi Master

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    I hope you love lots of overly-descriptive text, because that's what it is. I could sit through the 4-hour movie but fell asleep after reading the book for 1 minute. I bought the second book but it is now gathering dust. Have fun.
  4. Pellaeon69187 Jedi Grand Master

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    I guess you have to be a bit more mature and patient to appreciate a masterpiece like DUNE. [face_plain]
  5. Grand Admiral Reese Jedi Grand Master

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    Indeed. Like Lord of the Rings, it's a book you have to be patient to read. But if you can read it, you'll enjoy it.
  6. Jedi_Knight150 Jedi Master

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    I have the Lord of the Rings series too, but I haven't gotten a chance to read it. I got the huge "series in one book" thing that is 1000 pages long. I'm currently using it to prop-up my alarm clock.
  7. TK7771 Jedi Master

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    That is just so wrong!! a classic novel like that and your using it to prop up a clock...

    Shame shame on you!!
  8. idarii Jedi Master

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    ah dune, i took that out of the library years ago

    i don't think i ever opened it once. i ... er ... still haven't returned it. eep!
  9. Jedi_Knight150 Jedi Master

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    That's nothing. I took a book out from the library in '98 and returned it a couple months ago.
  10. Pellaeon69187 Jedi Grand Master

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    I learned my lesson when the library police came and interrogated me and beat me with dictonarys. It was a day long remembered...
  11. Grand Admiral Reese Jedi Grand Master

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    I read of a case recently where a girl went on trial for not returning a book to her library...
  12. idarii Jedi Master

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    a trial? beaten with dictionaries??

    maybe i should return that book! ...and the weird dinosaur book i took out in '91 and never returned (those were the days)
  13. Pellaeon69187 Jedi Grand Master

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    You'd better. You never know who could be a member of the secret library police. I think our VIP librarian friend is one of them...
  14. Grand Admiral Reese Jedi Grand Master

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    I'm not joking. A twelve year old girl brought to court over an overdue book. I believe the fine came out to $1200.
  15. Pellaeon69187 Jedi Grand Master

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    Man, these librarians don't joke around...
  16. idarii Jedi Master

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    ah luckily i found it and returned it then....only came out to one one-hundreth of her fine ($12) ... i hope that's right...that's why i went to art school, me no good at math.

    now the dinosaur book on the otherhand, i'm afraid that's lost forever. but it was good readin'
  17. TK7771 Jedi Master

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    Library police? :confused:

    Wasn't that a Sienfeild episode? :confused:
  18. idarii Jedi Master

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  19. TIEace Jedi Grand Master

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    The bottom line is...I'll be buying the Dune Books soon. There. :)
  20. Grand Admiral Reese Jedi Grand Master

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  21. Vong_Killer Jedi Knight

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    Dune was good. Dune Messiah, also good, but far from the first book. I started Children of Dune, but didn't get far. I always get disstracted by new SW novels.
  22. Grand Admiral Reese Jedi Grand Master

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    Star Wars novels only come out every few months. That gives plenty of time for other readings.
  23. Rogue-Girl Jedi Knight

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    Is there an order in the Dune books, like which one do you start on?
  24. Pellaeon69187 Jedi Grand Master

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    You start with DUNE. and after that is DUNE Messiah.
  25. TK7771 Jedi Master

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    Never read em' myself.Seen the movie(s).Might read em' eventually.
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