My Whole Expanse I Cannot See…

I formulate infinity stored deep inside of me…

Dec 25

The last about Dune

Category: Opinions

Well, I finally did it, I finally completely finished Dune. I successfully hated it from beginning to end. Honestly, my problem isn’t with the story per se, but the prose just killed me, the use of “Presently, he said,” or “He swallowed with a dry throat,” over and over again. It’s just such a flatly written book.

Maybe at 15, a virgin to sci-fi and life in-general I’d have found it brilliant, but at 28 (as of 12/31/08), it just didn’t do anything for me.


2 Comments so far

  1. Steph December 28th, 2008 6:00 pm

    Dune is a wide expanse of suck.

  2. jakkz December 29th, 2008 6:25 pm

    your experience mirrored my own with slaughterhouse five. i appreciate the device, but after the 61st “and so it goes” i was at my wit’s end. of course this could be due to experiencing the book on tape whilst driving 12 hours to utah.

    who knows?