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Internet hits on "Frank Herbert", Vol. 3

Postby Spicelon » 23 Jul 2008 15:48

Oh dear...

Not a stupid person, but still a poop-head. I do find it interesting that he
ascribes an egotistical element to FH's motivations for writing Dune. He also
seems to have some unrealistic expectations.

You decide.

http://stolenthunder.blogspot.com/2008/ ... tique.html
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Postby A Thing of Eternity » 23 Jul 2008 15:55

Wow. I'm not even going to go into the many points that guy completely missunderstood. I agree that FH had some flaws in his writing, but not the ones this guy brings up... those are imaginary. I don't know what he missed to think that the fremen follow Paul because he "waves around a ring". Sheesh.
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Postby Omphalos » 23 Jul 2008 16:17

He took a pretty narrow approach to the book, didn't he? I doubt he ever considered that he should try to shed his own notions of current soicety before trying to read a book set 30K in teh future.

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Postby Freakzilla » 23 Jul 2008 16:29

A Thing of Eternity wrote:Wow. I'm not even going to go into the many points that guy completely missunderstood. I agree that FH had some flaws in his writing, but not the ones this guy brings up... those are imaginary. I don't know what he missed to think that the fremen follow Paul because he "waves around a ring". Sheesh.


I know exactly what he's talking about.

The chapter before Paul takes the WoL, when the Fremen expect Paul to call out Stilgar, he shows them the Ducal signet ring and says he's the rightfull ruler of Arrakis.

But that's not why they follow him, it's because he fufilled the prophecies.
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Postby Spicelon » 23 Jul 2008 17:31

Same blog post as the one in my original post, hosted at a different sit, with
some really good comments.

http://wizbangblog.com/content/2008/07/ ... itique.php
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Postby A Thing of Eternity » 23 Jul 2008 17:55

And some really dumb ones.
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Postby Mandy » 23 Jul 2008 18:57

I wonder who he is referring to when he says various groups have taken Dune for something other than fiction?

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Postby Phaedrus » 26 Jul 2008 23:21

Oh, dear.

A spambot.

Fun.
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Postby SandChigger » 27 Jul 2008 03:09

I thought that name looked odd when they signed up. :twisted:
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Postby orald » 27 Jul 2008 03:10

Phaedrus wrote:Oh, dear.

A spambot.

Fun.

It's all your WoW's fault, Phaedrus! :P

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