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Beyond the Mysterious Beyond => The Arts => Attic Treasures => Topic started by: rhombus on September 15, 2013, 09:37:29 PM

Title: Dune
Post by: rhombus on September 15, 2013, 09:37:29 PM
I was surprised not to see a topic on this amazing series of novels.  Although I am not a fan of the prequels written by his son, I find that the novels written by Frank Herbert contain some of the best representations of political intrigue, conspiracy, and the eternal conflict between the forces promoting progress and stagnation that I have ever read.  The first novel was certainly an eye-opener for me when I read it during my early teens.

Neither the 1984 film or the SyFy television miniseries did the source material justice, although they are both interesting works in their own right.  In fact, it was the surreal nature of the David Lynch film that inspired me to read the book in the first place.

I was wondering if anyone else was a fan of the novel or its various incarnations in film, television, or video games?
Title: Dune
Post by: Kor on September 15, 2013, 10:34:46 PM
I've read or listened to the audio book, of I think the first 4 books I think it was, and I saw the 1984 film a few times.
Title: Dune
Post by: jansenov on September 16, 2013, 11:39:55 AM
Read the original, saw the 1984 film, and played Dune 2.