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Postby Dune Nerd » 30 Apr 2008 13:09

Hi everyone,
Been perusing(sp?) the site for a while now but actually decided to join and post. I generally enjoy the discussion but don't feel like I have much to add but I will do my best.

Upon a recommendation from some friends I read the Dune books in chronological order (with P&B being first), almost did not make it to the real Dune. Thankfully I pushed through and have been honored to savor every little bit and piece that FH put out there for us. I have also read almost everything else that FH has put out there and have to say that the Pandora series is a very close second as far as his writing goes.

Hope to enjoy more good discussions with everyone!

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Re: Good day to you!

Postby Nekhrun » 30 Apr 2008 13:33

Dune Nerd wrote:Hi everyone,
Been perusing(sp?) the site for a while now but actually decided to join and post. I generally enjoy the discussion but don't feel like I have much to add but I will do my best.

Upon a recommendation from some friends I read the Dune books in chronological order (with P&B being first), almost did not make it to the real Dune. Thankfully I pushed through and have been honored to savor every little bit and piece that FH put out there for us. I have also read almost everything else that FH has put out there and have to say that the Pandora series is a very close second as far as his writing goes.

Hope to enjoy more good discussions with everyone!

Sorry for your experience. Tell us how your poisoned mind dealt with Frank's novels. Were visions of prequels influencing your take on his books? (I really am curious about your interpretation of them and think it could help give a little more fuel to the OH fire.)

Oh yeah, and welcome!

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Postby Freakzilla » 30 Apr 2008 13:34

Great to have you!

Just try to forget the prequels :wink:
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Postby Tleilax Master B » 30 Apr 2008 13:38

Welcome! Good to have you!
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Postby Spicelon » 30 Apr 2008 13:41

<does the Phoopy Welcome Dance>

Welcome! Congrats on persevering! :D

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Postby GamePlayer » 30 Apr 2008 14:05

I like the plain, simple, direct name you've chosen :) I must say I'm amazed you were able to endure all those awful prequel books before getting to the real Frank Herbert Dune novels. You endured far more lousy writing than I would have tolerated before getting to the quality work of dear Frank. I refuse to read KJA's crap.

Welcome to the boards and I hope you have fun.

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Postby Dune Nerd » 30 Apr 2008 14:06

Sorry for your experience. Tell us how your poisoned mind dealt with Frank's novels. Were visions of prequels influencing your take on his books? (I really am curious about your interpretation of them and think it could help give a little more fuel to the OH fire.)


Actually, as I was reading the prequels I thought, 'oh that's a neat idea,' I have to say I was mildly entertained, but thought provoking books are generally what I look for so I was disappointed.

The only reason I was able to make it through those was the fact that it was action filled but lacking in substance.

After reading just one chapter of Dune, I knew that was what I was looking for. I allowed the poison of the prequels to pass through me and when I looked back all that was left was the quality. Dune.

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Postby Omphalos » 30 Apr 2008 15:01

Helloooooooooooo!

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Postby HoosierDaddy » 30 Apr 2008 15:25

Dune Nerd wrote:Hi everyone,

Upon a recommendation from some friends I read the Dune books in chronological order (with P&B being first), almost did not make it to the real Dune. Thankfully I pushed through and have been honored to savor every little bit and piece that FH put out there for us. I have also read almost everything else that FH has put out there and have to say that the Pandora series is a very close second as far as his writing goes.

Hope to enjoy more good discussions with everyone!


Welcome.

I quoted the above, as I have heard the argument (from preeks and the HLP) that the prequels/sequels don't prevent others from enjoying Frank Herbert's books. They do, and the more of them piled amongst FH's works, the less chance somebody will actually read the real Dune.

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Re: Good day to you!

Postby Serkanner » 30 Apr 2008 15:29

HoosierDaddy wrote:
Dune Nerd wrote:Hi everyone,

Upon a recommendation from some friends I read the Dune books in chronological order (with P&B being first), almost did not make it to the real Dune. Thankfully I pushed through and have been honored to savor every little bit and piece that FH put out there for us. I have also read almost everything else that FH has put out there and have to say that the Pandora series is a very close second as far as his writing goes.

Hope to enjoy more good discussions with everyone!


Welcome.

I quoted the above, as I have heard the argument (from preeks and the HLP) that the prequels/sequels don't prevent others from enjoying Frank Herbert's books. They do, and the more of them piled amongst FH's works, the less chance somebody will actually read the real Dune.


I quoted the above because I share the fear that with the promise of more bullshit from hinky&pinky the wall to climb to the originals becomes larger and larger.

I feel a lot of sympathy for the topic starter having to have to endure those shelf fillers before finding the treasure that is Dune. Welcome to Jacurutu.

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Postby A Thing of Eternity » 30 Apr 2008 15:51

Welcome to the cast out. I too feel the pain of P&B, but I luckily started with Dune - read through to Chapterhouse in a couple months then went and exitedly bought the Butlerian Jihad... seriously, I almost cried in dissapointment by the time I made it through the first couple chapters. I should have put it down. But I didn't, I read the whole trilogy, have regretted it ever since.
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Postby Mandy » 30 Apr 2008 16:04

Hi Dune Nerd, welcome to Jacurutu.

I haven't poisoned my brain with P&tB's crappy books yet.. probably never will.

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Re: Good day to you!

Postby orald » 30 Apr 2008 16:34

Dune Nerd wrote:Upon a recommendation from some friends I read the Dune books in chronological order (with P&B being first)

Those are no true friends! Kill the infidels! :x
In memory of Perach, who suffered and died needlessly.

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Postby GamePlayer » 30 Apr 2008 18:15

Dune Nerd wrote:After reading just one chapter of Dune, I knew that was what I was looking for. I allowed the poison of the prequels to pass through me and when I looked back all that was left was the quality. Dune.


Hehehe, I like the way you said that :)

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Postby SandChigger » 30 Apr 2008 18:18

Welcome to the true home of Dune on the Web. :D
I have heard of only one mistake that doesn’t have an explanation for a careful reader...with an open mind. (And, no, I’m not going to tell you what it is!) —KJA

I don't like every writer's style; for instance, I have never been able to get through Ursula LeGuin, China Mieville, or Iain Banks, all of whom are critical darlings. —KJA

I...had written a bunch of Star Wars and X-Files books...that proved not just that I'm a hack, but that I could write in somebody else's universe... —KJA

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Postby Robspierre » 30 Apr 2008 21:25

Welcome, welcome, let the flaming begin!!!!!!!!


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Postby Rakis » 30 Apr 2008 21:55

Welcome here Dune Nerd...you will find many who are alike your namesake...

Thank Dur ! :P
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Postby Crysknife » 30 Apr 2008 23:49

Welcome! :)
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Postby inhuien » 01 May 2008 03:05

Hi there matey:)
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Postby Dune Nerd » 01 May 2008 09:19

Ok so I am new to these things, how exactly when you do a quote do you get the name to pop up?

I can do the quote part
Welcome to the true home of Dune on the Web. Very Happy


but I can't get the name to pop up?

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Postby Freakzilla » 01 May 2008 09:35

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[quote="inhuien"]Hi there matey:)[/quote]


Like that.
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Postby GamePlayer » 01 May 2008 09:48

bryanvdk wrote:
GamePlayer wrote:
Dune Nerd wrote:After reading just one chapter of Dune, I knew that was what I was looking for. I allowed the poison of the prequels to pass through me and when I looked back all that was left was the quality. Dune.


Hehehe, I like the way you said that :)



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Hahahaha, absolutely! :)

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Postby Dune Nerd » 01 May 2008 11:44

Freakzilla wrote:
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inhuien wrote:Hi there matey:)



Like that.



Thanks

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Re: Question

Postby Mandy » 01 May 2008 11:45

Dune Nerd wrote:Ok so I am new to these things, how exactly when you do a quote do you get the name to pop up?

I can do the quote part
Welcome to the true home of Dune on the Web. Very Happy


but I can't get the name to pop up?


You can also click on the "quote" button at the top right of the person's post you are quoting. It will automatically put the person's name above the quote.

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Re: Question

Postby Spicelon » 01 May 2008 11:51

Mandy wrote:
Dune Nerd wrote:Ok so I am new to these things, how exactly when you do a quote do you get the name to pop up?

I can do the quote part
Welcome to the true home of Dune on the Web. Very Happy


but I can't get the name to pop up?


You can also click on the "quote" button at the top right of the person's post you are quoting. It will automatically put the person's name above the quote.


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