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Subject: Dune by Frank Herbert
Date Posted: 8/8/2016 4:43 PM ET
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If you have never read DUNE by Frank Herbert, this is a very good time. All of the political events happening right now are predicted in this epic novel of power sturggle for planets, money and spice. There are the Jihadists, there are the Emperors new clothes, there is Trump, there is Killary, there are the WORMS. There is the struggle to save the ecology of an entire planet and renew the Waters of Life. I found myself amazed at the power of the writing as well as the story's relevence to our times.  I ended up not only rereading the book, but I also listened to the audio book on a car trip this summer.  Pamela.

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Date Posted: 8/10/2016 7:38 PM ET
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There is no doublt that Frank Herbert was a very gifted and visionary author.  I read Dune when I was 13.  How he could imagine an entire new world down to every detail - in the 1950s? - it was unheard of at that time.  The movie didn't do justice to his book, and I would LOVE to see a remake in 4-5 parts with the technology they have today.



Date Posted: 9/8/2016 2:02 AM ET
Member Since: 4/5/2012
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Youknow years ago I started it and found it hard to get into. Maybe I will give it another go.

Date Posted: 2/28/2017 10:59 PM ET
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i have found (and taught) that when reading epics, such as Dune, keeping a reading journal is helpful.