I checked out a free pdf document of Hunters. By the time I read this:
Memory is a weapon sharp enough to inflict deep wounds.
- The Mentat's Lament
Sheeana's generous lips held an elusive smile. "Studying battles again, Miles? It's a bad thing for a
military commander to be so predictable."
, I was through.
trang wrote:You can get pretty much what you need from the summaries on Wikipedia and elsewhere. There is no good reason to invest a penny in any of the pages they have written. The books are all poorly edited, and repetitive. The fabricated nonsense and complete abominating liberty they take is offensive.
Do yourself a favor, go to book store or book dealer of your choice and get more of Franks books. I would start with Whipping Star and Dosadi Experiment, great pair. Lots of great reading in all that he penned(green brain isnt his best but still worth the read). Grab the Road to Dune, it is interesting, just ignore BH/KJA parts.
Hunters/Sandworms are the most offensive of the lot, mainly for what the did to the story. They should be branded literary assassins for those books right on their foreheads.
Paul Of Dune is the worst book I have ever read in my life.
Winds is a waste of paper, ridicules and boring.
As far as the cliffhanger, I'm sure Frank was going to right a conclusion, no doubt at all.
I've concluded that I won't touch the garbage. I'll look into Frank's other books after I'm done with Anathem, Ilium and Olympos. Huge slabs, I can't find the time to even start them with my ridiculous schedule
trang wrote:oh, forgot to mention the Dune Encyclopedia, grab a copy and enjoy it, it will keep ya busy for some time to come. Not official Canon, but one section of it is better than anything BH/KJA ever wrote.
Is it accurate?
When Paul was three I found him wearing lingerie I was planning to wear for my Duke. I asked him: "How can this be?" and he answered: "For I am the Kwisatz Haderach!" I was proud since these were the first words Paul ever spoke, but now I knew for certain that my Paul was a special boy. I brought him to Duncan's room while he was busy "training" a young maidservant in the Art of Sword-Handling. My Paul shall be the best! - Tleszer