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Reading the Prequels/Sequels

Postby blingdogg » 23 Jun 2010 11:34

Hello guys,

My question for this thread, is if I can read the new prequels/sequels by Anderson and Brian Herbert without a full knowledge of the original books by Frank? The story of the Butlerian Jihad and the House books looks really interesting as a science-fiction and fantasy fan, so I'm hoping to start reading them.

Are the Prequels/Sequels standalone books? Or will I not understand it if I didn't read all of Frank Herbert's books? I loved the original Dune, but found the following books too dense to get into.
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Re: Reading the Prequels/Sequels

Postby TheDukester » 23 Jun 2010 11:36

Well, this should be interesting ... :lol:
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Re: Reading the Prequels/Sequels

Postby merkin muffley » 23 Jun 2010 11:40

Is this Colonel Bat Guano of KJA Special Forces?
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Re: Reading the Prequels/Sequels

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Re: Reading the Prequels/Sequels

Postby blingdogg » 23 Jun 2010 11:52

Hi,

Thanks for the welcome. I'm not posting this for sarcastic comments. I just want to know if the Anderson/Brian H books can be read without full knowledge of the original books.

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Re: Reading the Prequels/Sequels

Postby merkin muffley » 23 Jun 2010 12:04

Well, Colonel Bat Guano, if that really is your name, it's like Crocodile Dundee famously said about bats: "You can eat it, but it tastes like shit."
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Re: Reading the Prequels/Sequels

Postby TheDukester » 23 Jun 2010 12:04

Okay, I'll play along.

To get a feel for the kind of discussion you're likely to find here regarding the McDune books, I'll recommend the following five threads:

viewtopic.php?f=13&t=1123&start=0

viewtopic.php?f=13&t=1743&start=0

viewtopic.php?f=13&t=431&start=0

viewtopic.php?f=13&t=1240&start=0

viewtopic.php?f=13&t=2297&start=0

(And, trust me, I could have added 15 more, easily).

So, if you're serious about this, then you clearly have no idea what this site is about or why it was even created in the first place. Which is fine — there's no crime in visiting a site for the first time — but you should definitely take the time the to read those threads.

And if you're just trolling, then it doesn't really matter. We'll have it figured out in a few hours, at most.
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Re: Reading the Prequels/Sequels

Postby Freakzilla » 23 Jun 2010 12:05

Sure, they have practically nothing to do with Dune besides the names of the places and characters.
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Re: Reading the Prequels/Sequels

Postby blingdogg » 23 Jun 2010 12:09

TheDukester wrote:Okay, I'll play along.

To get a feel for the kind of discussion you're likely to find here regarding the McDune books, I'll recommend the following five threads:

viewtopic.php?f=13&t=1123&start=0

viewtopic.php?f=13&t=1743&start=0

viewtopic.php?f=13&t=431&start=0

viewtopic.php?f=13&t=1240&start=0

viewtopic.php?f=13&t=2297&start=0

(And, trust me, I could have added 15 more, easily).

So, if you're serious about this, then you clearly have no idea what this site is about or why it was even created in the first place. Which is fine — there's no crime in visiting a site for the first time — but you should definitely take the time the to read those threads.

And if you're just trolling, then it doesn't really matter. We'll have it figured out in a few hours, at most.
Ok, thanks. I'm not a troll, I just thought I could get some answers, from people who know Dune, without getting attacked. I wanted to start reading those books but wanted some clarification first. I'll try asking this on a different forum.

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Re: Reading the Prequels/Sequels

Postby merkin muffley » 23 Jun 2010 12:12


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Re: Reading the Prequels/Sequels

Postby Freakzilla » 23 Jun 2010 12:12

You'll find more support for the McDune books here: http://forum.dunenovels.com

We can only tell you how bad they are and that reading them may cause permanent brain damage.
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Re: Reading the Prequels/Sequels

Postby Serkanner » 23 Jun 2010 12:14

If you find the original series too dense to get through, you should indeed stick to the Atrocities... Image
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Re: Reading the Prequels/Sequels

Postby TheDukester » 23 Jun 2010 12:14

"Attacked"? Please point out where that happened.

Also: http://www.dunenovels.com

Have fun; I feel confident that you'll love it there.
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Re: Reading the Prequels/Sequels

Postby blingdogg » 23 Jun 2010 12:16

Thanks guys. I'll take a look at the dunenovels site and forum. That's what I'm looking for.

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Re: Reading the Prequels/Sequels

Postby Serkanner » 23 Jun 2010 12:22

blingdogg wrote:Thanks guys. I'll take a look at the dunenovels site and forum. That's what I'm looking for.


Bye bye!

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Re: Reading the Prequels/Sequels

Postby A Thing of Eternity » 23 Jun 2010 12:23

Freakzilla wrote:Sure, they have practically nothing to do with Dune besides the names of the places and characters.


This is correct - you can absolutely read them without having read all of FH's stuff. Honestly, I'm not being sarcastic, you are actually BETTER OFF not having read FH's books before you read the new ones.
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Re: Reading the Prequels/Sequels

Postby Nekhrun » 23 Jun 2010 12:28

blingdogg wrote:Thanks guys. I'll take a look at the dunenovels site and forum. That's what I'm looking for.

See you over there!
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Re: Reading the Prequels/Sequels

Postby TheDukester » 23 Jun 2010 12:28

Extended further, one can easily read Anderjacket and Bobo Herbert without having completed the eighth grade.
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Re: Reading the Prequels/Sequels

Postby Freakzilla » 23 Jun 2010 12:31

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Re: Reading the Prequels/Sequels

Postby lotek » 23 Jun 2010 12:36

blingdogg wrote:Hello guys,

My question for this thread, is if I can read the new prequels/sequels by Anderson and Brian Herbert without a full knowledge of the original books by Frank?


that's how they were written, "without a full knowledge of the original books", so the answer is Yes!
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Re: Reading the Prequels/Sequels

Postby A Little Galach » 23 Jun 2010 12:55

By "dense" do you mean too many big words or just too many words? If it's too many words in general, you don't want to read the prequels. If it's big words you're scared of, you'll REALLY enjoy the new books.

Alternatively you could just get two TVs and two DVD players, set them up next to each other and watch the Terminator trilogy and the Star Wars prequel trilogy simultaneously and save yourself the trouble. If you're having a hard time following along, get a third set and watch the complete original Battlestar Galactica TV show. To get the full effect, mute the sets and run Benny Hill music while you watch.

When you're done reading them please report back and let us know what you think. If you enjoy them I'll be sure to send the vasectomy team right over to make sure you're not at risk of breeding.

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Re: Reading the Prequels/Sequels

Postby A Little Galach » 23 Jun 2010 12:57

...and Welcome to Jacurutu!

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Re: Reading the Prequels/Sequels

Postby lotek » 23 Jun 2010 13:01

A Little Galach wrote:run Benny Hill music while you watch.


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Re: Reading the Prequels/Sequels

Postby TheDukester » 23 Jun 2010 13:03

A Little Galach wrote:...and Welcome to Jacurutu!

:lol:

That was a nice touch.
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Re: Reading the Prequels/Sequels

Postby Freakzilla » 23 Jun 2010 13:07

This one is bound for the Bad Examples forum for "How Not To Introduce Yourself at Jacurutu".

No offense, Bling. :wink:
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