What, as opposed to Geraldo Rivera's Dune?
Sort of different from the Dune thread in the TV forums, I would like to talk about the book(s). I have thus far never sat down and read any of these until a few weeks ago when stillakid promised epic intrigue and machivellian double crossing. haven't seen any of that yet ( two thirds of the way through the book), but it's still a great read. Deferring to Jargo's thoughts on the intracacies of the Fremen society, I really appreciate that aspect of the novels. To see a culture revolving around a single thing (water) is very interesting. Herbert has a distinct writing style, which I enjoy. it's very difficult to compare this to LOTR ( two very different series) but I will say I'm not as impressed with it as I was Orson Scott Card's Ender novels when I first read those.
Speaker For the Dead
Children of the Mind
And to an extent, the 'sequel' series starting with Ender's Shadow. But that's a different thread, right?
All this may change by the end of the first novel. It's good enough that I want to read the sequels. Thoughts?