Completed The Battle of Corrin last night. I'm somewhat up to speed now (in general hate terms).
The order(s) in which I have read, enjoyed, assimillated, learned, been saturated and soiled are:
First read Dune (FH-6) a long while ago... started appreciating the world around me as much as the fiction itself. I read the "house" series when I was in my early twenties. Read Dune FH-6 again, reread GEoD and Heretics several times, CH once more. Bought and ignored "legends" during this period. Read "Hunters." Read "Road." Read "Sandworms." Listened to "Paul." Listened to "Winds." Listened to "Legends" series to completion finally.
I have decided to listen to all of the novels in chron order since I'm fresh out of "legends." We have a great local bookstore here that sells 'em new and old and even peddles audio. I managed to score used but pristine audio copies of the rest of the Dune series (orthodox and pagan). I previously downloaded Paul, Winds, and Legends - but I've got some rippin' to do with this new lode.
I'm not up to speed with Dune related current events (not that it matters at all), but I do want to have ALL of the NOVELS (orthodox and pagan) fresh in my mind if I have the slightest chance of keeping up with you guys, and audio is simply easier for me right now.
I managed to "borrow" some PDFs from a friend the other day in light of Nekhrun's KJA-ification game: http://www.jacurutu.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=2419
. Some of the hits I ran into specifically with the "house" series solidified the chron job for me.
I could care less about KJA, honestly. Its what has been / is being done to Dune that I must admit that I find distasteful. Building an embryonic shell around the classic and systematically deconstructing it from within to write shitty and pointless books is something that leaves me personally offended - for myself, my peers, and Frank Herbert himself.
I don't know where else to put these 2 cents, but since its all about me and my thoughts - why take up space elsewhere?
And why do you call the hack "Keith?"