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I spit in your general direction...

Postby iolande » 02 May 2010 15:59

Hi all

I first read Dune over 20 years ago and am about to start re-reading again.

Having read 3 or 4 of the BH / KJA books (I persevered after the first to give them a chance to get better - a mistake I can't undo) I have feelings of deep betrayal and disappointment. Oh, and anger.

A few days ago I was asked to name my top 3 books. Dune came out of my mouth as the first on my list before a single neuron could get in action :D

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Re: I spit in your general direction...

Postby lotek » 02 May 2010 16:17

Achlan, Wasachlan!
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Postby inhuien » 02 May 2010 16:37

hihihi iolande :)
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Postby Nekhrun » 02 May 2010 18:28

Hi.
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Postby Tleszer » 02 May 2010 19:20

Welcome! :orcs-buttshake:

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Postby Omphalos » 02 May 2010 19:33

Hellooooooo!!!!!!!!!

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Postby Eyes High » 02 May 2010 21:57

welcome on board mate
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Postby trang » 02 May 2010 22:08

Well Met and Welcome! Grab a spice beer and join in!!
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Postby SandChigger » 02 May 2010 22:14

Achlan wasachlan fi sietchina!

And a big hock-p'tooey back atchya! :D

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Re: I spit in your general direction...

Postby Ampoliros » 03 May 2010 12:59

Welcome Welcome!
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Re: I spit in your general direction...

Postby iolande » 03 May 2010 16:49

Thanks, all!

I've been having a nose around the forum and have realised it really is time for me to re-read the books. There's so much I've forgotten! It's weird that I am avoiding certain threads in case of spoilers in books I have read about 10 times each but that's what I've always loved about the series - every time you read it you discover some new sub-text you'd never even guessed was there before.

The last time I read them I remember deciding the whole thing was really a story about Duncan whose existence was "plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose" - a kind of fractal demonstration of the reason the Golden Path was needed. Wonder if I'll think the same this time...

I'll be joining in the discussion properly once I have caught up with the storyline again :D

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Postby inhuien » 04 May 2010 05:25

To save Freak the time, remember to post your muses in the Reading Groups. :)
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Postby Freakzilla » 04 May 2010 16:03

inhuien wrote:To save Freak the time, remember to post your muses in the Reading Groups. :)


Yes, please.

I totally disagree with you about Duncan, though.
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Postby DuneFishUK » 04 May 2010 16:18

Welcome :)

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Re: I spit in your general direction...

Postby iolande » 05 May 2010 17:03

inhuien wrote:To save Freak the time, remember to post your muses in the Reading Groups. :)


I can't figure out where I'd put my thoughts about Duncan (I couldn't pick a book, let alone a chapter!) but I'd not be able to argue my case anyway right now - I've forgotten too much to reason why I came up with the notion. I'll be sure to post my musings when I get back into the books, though :)

Freakzilla wrote:I totally disagree with you about Duncan, though.


I'll probably disagree with me too, this time!

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Re: I spit in your general direction...

Postby A Thing of Eternity » 06 May 2010 19:55

Welcome! And can you elaborate on that idea?
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