Friday, November 02, 2007

No. 40 - Dune

by Frank Herbert

Started: November 2
Finished: November 14

Notes: Yep, I've never read this sci-fi classic. Figured it was about time I did.

Mini review: I'm not quite sure this one deserves the cult status it has fostered, but it was still a damn good book. Started well, but for me, it bogged down for about a hundred pages in the middle, then it picked up again at the end. Most of this tale is sort of political and military intrigue, with spiritual/religious overtones that seem to have more to do with heavy drugs than they do with any kind of creator or mythology (but that's just my opinion). Yep, I'd recommend this one to anybody, even you, von Darkmoor.

4 comments:

Howard von Darkmoor said...

me neither, and it will remain that way. more power to ya, buddy!

Ty said...

I'm only 150 pages in right now, but so far this looks like something you might enjoy. Lots of military and political intrigue, assassination attempts, etc. with some religious overtones.

Howard von Darkmoor said...

oh gods, don't tell me that! this is one of those books that I swore I'd never read. Just like I'll never see that George Lucas sextet, that . . . what were those called, something about war . . . hmmmm.

Ty said...

Hamburger Wars?