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Abomination of Dune

Posted: 16 Feb 2016 12:20
by georgiedenbro
Not sure how anyone feels about me linking to another discussion forum, but I came across a Reddit thread entitled "Have you ever been so frustrated at a book that you threw it across the room?" Two out of the three top responses name the KJA/Brian Dune books :D

https://www.reddit.com/r/books/comments ... book_that/

One of the replies simply names the books as Abomination of Dune, a goodly title.

Re: Abomination of Dune

Posted: 16 Feb 2016 16:01
by Serkanner
Thanks for the link. I call them "Atrocities of Dune" or "The Atrocities" for short, and I am doubtful about using the capital A.

Re: Abomination of Dune

Posted: 18 Feb 2016 07:25
by lotek
Jumbledcode
When I tried to read the first of the Brian Herbert Dune prequels. The only way I managed to make it through the book was by the expedient of throwing it across the room once per page to work out my anger at how terrible it was.

RunningNumbers
Brian Herbert really has just coasted on the corpse of his father for all his life.

DeFexScience Fiction
haha. Brian Herbert. abomination of dune.

Re: Abomination of Dune

Posted: 20 Feb 2016 02:11
by SadisticCynic
georgiedenbro wrote:Not sure how anyone feels about me linking to another discussion forum, but I came across a Reddit thread entitled "Have you ever been so frustrated at a book that you threw it across the room?" Two out of the three top responses name the KJA/Brian Dune books :D

https://www.reddit.com/r/books/comments ... book_that/

One of the replies simply names the books as Abomination of Dune, a goodly title.


I remember that thread. I was pleased to see it as well, since quite a few times coming across a recommendation of Dune it is followed by a recommendation of the prequels/sequels. :(

Re: Abomination of Dune

Posted: 27 Sep 2017 21:34
by distrans
I gave em a chance
gagged through a couple of books
Wasn't compelled to let him ruin 7 for me

Now a decade later I see both parts in a free bin at the local
Thought what the heck

Jeez

What crap


I don't believe those were written from any of frank notes...

Re: Abomination of Dune

Posted: 17 Sep 2020 05:29
by DuckAtreides
FWVVLIW, I saw them when they first came out and thought, rather naively, oh good, FH's son has decided to add to his Dad's canon. I bought - in bargain bins - and worked my way through House Atreides and House Harkonnen, finding them tough going and in retrospect, shallower than I thought Frank Herbert would've written. I managed some of the others that I borrowed from the local library, and thought, no, wait, FH surely didn't mean that!!! Then I picked up Road to Dune from a bargain bin, and ... wait one nose-picking moment! FH has always said Dune was written as a result of his journalistic work and private study of various drylands ecologists and whatnot ... which is not the focus of Road to Dune, not at all!!!

By the time Paul of Dune came out, I took a look at it on the shelves in the local bookshop and thought, I have better things to spend my money on. I haven't regretted it.

Re: Abomination of Dune

Posted: 17 Sep 2020 19:37
by Freakzilla
DuckAtreides wrote:Road to Dune


It was worth it for the cut chapters from Dune. I got Keith to sign it at Dragon*con, introduced him to my son as a guy who wrote Star Wars books

Re: Abomination of Dune

Posted: 21 Sep 2020 13:18
by georgiedenbro
Freakzilla wrote:
DuckAtreides wrote:Road to Dune


It was worth it for the cut chapters from Dune. I got Keith to sign it at Dragon*con, introduced him to my son as a guy who wrote Star Wars books


:lol:

Re: Abomination of Dune

Posted: 29 Sep 2020 22:14
by Tom Servo
I would have thrown Sisterhood Of Dune across the room 20 times by now if I weren't reading it on my tablet. It's sucking my will to read.