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Originally Posted by Teger View Post
no. its a good scifi book, but not top 5. also ^ nice to see that someone else has read old card. treason/wyrm/the worthing saga are all far superior to the shit he puts out now.

ya agreed. he kinda peaked and that was it. i don't read scifi any more but he had some excellent ones...

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The only Hyperion book I enjoyed was the final one. Scott Card sure knows how to write a powerful book, doesn't he? Treason was an incredible idea for a book and the Alvin Maker series had some highlights too, IMO, but none of those rivaled Dune. There was just something so intricate and solid in Herbert's work.

i loved the dinner scene in dune when they're all having a copnversation with the water guy and the atreides family, and young atreides becomes a man during the convo...

also i should note, i think all the dune movies and tv series have been good, but the dune movie with sting is the bestest version.

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Originally Posted by Master-Classter View Post
Whoa, I thought I was the only person who knew about treason. I've read that like 5 times! Just finished rereading enchantment again too

PS - Dune is great, the first book (though as you said, the later ones started getting too out there)...
Though, corny as it is, I really enjoyed the recent "children of dune" movies (James McAvoy), and of course the 80's movie version of Dune...

lol yeah. treason is the only orson scott card book i read more than once. it roxored.

the dunes after the first were so horrible...and yet i read them...lol.
post #49 of 55
I loved all of the dune books and have read all of them, including the new ones. I think the first mini-series was a large improvement over the david lynch movie, but CoD was a letdown. Leto was too effeminate and ghey. He wasn't like that in the books. It kinda ruined it for me. Neither series came anywhere close to comparing to the books.
post #50 of 55
The Dune TV miniseries was pretty solid. Everything else before or since sucked.
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Some day I should read DUNE. But I have felt this way since 1978, so don't hold your breath.
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Some day I should read DUNE. But I have felt this way since 1978, so don't hold your breath.

Oh man, glad you finally diffused my expectations of you reading it. Dood, 21 years is a long time to hold my breath.
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I need to start reading fantasy again, but it's hard to find books that arent aprt of a series, and fucking song of ice and fire (HEY GEORGE RR MARTIN DANCE OF DRAGONS IS OH, 5 YEARS LATE??? fucking dipshit) kind of ruined me on the series thing.

George RR Martin might be one of my most hated authors right now. Way to split the characters in half and write about the most boring ass ones in the first half and leave all the exciting characters for a book that you have no idea when you're gonna finish. To top it all off the book is being released soon (within a year) in the UK, but want to know the anticipated release date for the US? 2035. According to people I've talked to they do that when they have no idea when they're actually going to release the book in the US. Oh and to top it all off I've forgotten half of what happened in the rest of the series so now I have to devote a large amount of my time to going back and rereading the books.
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George RR Martin might be one of my most hated authors right now. Way to split the characters in half and write about the most boring ass ones in the first half and leave all the exciting characters for a book that you have no idea when you're gonna finish. To top it all off the book is being released soon (within a year) in the UK, but want to know the anticipated release date for the US? 2035. According to people I've talked to they do that when they have no idea when they're actually going to release the book in the US. Oh and to top it all off I've forgotten half of what happened in the rest of the series so now I have to devote a large amount of my time to going back and rereading the books.

actually they project a 1st quarter '10 release date for the US.. but yea. we've heard that before.
post #55 of 55
also FUCK the malazan.
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