June 20th, 2006
i think my meds aren't working as well anymore as they had been. which is just as well, seeing as i have around 2 weeks of it left, before i need another prescription, and i haven't actually gotten to finding a doctor out here yet. so-- now what?
the more i think about it, the more things in Dune don't make any sense.
np: eddie money - two tickets to paradise
the spacing guild, for starters. if they were prescient enough to see this coming, why didn't they just take control of arrakis themselves and tell the empire to go fuck itself? the excuse given in the end, that they saw the potential for the spice being destroyed, just doesn't work. the same problem came down the pipe anyway, and it wouldn't have if they'd struck before paul got himself insinuated.
or the bene gesseret. it's like they go out of their way to make things difficult for themselves, using the most absurdly torturous means to get anywhere, and for what? to create something they didn't even really want. golly gee, who would've thought that someone who can see the future would be hard to manipulate
I gave up on reading Dune about 50 or 60 pages into it. Maybe more, I dunno, I don't remember. I just recall that it was bloody tedious reading. The characters were all cardboard, with nothing remotely compelling or interesting about them whatsoever, and Heinlein's writing style and worship of comma splices (ordinarily, I have nothing against a comma splice; I actually like them when they're used judiciously) just pissed me off progressively more and more as I read it.
|Date:||June 20th, 2006 04:11 pm (UTC)|| |
He has whole other issues, ITYM Herbert.
I think the first part of dune is pretty boring, but it does get better.
Stop reading after the second (or maybe third) book, though. It gets pretty lame after that.
Oops, yeah, Herbert :) Thanks.
the first book is definitley the best, but i think the rest of the series is (as i remember) pretty even on goodness.
and then there's the new books by his son, which should all be burned
the characters are definitely not stellar. or good. or remotely human.