Publication date: 2010 Pages: 362 Word count: 104491 Ages: YA “Be good, Gaia,” Capt. Grey told her, his voice grave. She still refused to look at him, but she could feel the heated flush of anger again in her cheeks. “Cooperate with the guards. For your own sake,” he continued. “Be good yourself, Captain,” she said […]
This is just a quick post about something that’s been on my mind for a while. It’s sad that there are so many preconceived ideas about YA novels, ideas that show those who speak about them, very often haven’t read any. I’m writing for adults, children and Young Adults and in one of my writer’s […]
Publication date: 2015 Pages: 350 Word count: ? Ages: YA They are all innocent until proven guilty. But not me. I am a liar until I am proven honest. What a book! I finished it a while ago but I’m still stunned. Sometimes you read a book and the topic shocks you. Then you read a book […]
Publication date: 2014 Pages: 198 Word count: ? Ages: YA Last year I read my first Dana Reinhardt novel (The Summer I Learned to Fly) and liked it a great deal. The story was cute, the characters lovable but what I liked the most was the tone and the voice. I knew I would read another […]
Publication date: 1993 Pages: 180 Word count: 43,617 Ages: MG 4 – 8 I wanted to read Lois Lowry’s The Giver for ages. Not only because it was a Newbery Medal winner but because it has become one of the great MG classics and has even been made into a movie. The Giver was written at a […]
16 thoughts on “A Dune Readalong”
I’ve got so many on my TBR list, I can’t, but have fun.
Thanks, I hopefully will. The movie was quite dreadful, I never managed to watch all of it.
Yeah, the movie sucked. Try the SciFi (SyFy) channel miniseries. It was pretty true to the book. Pretty cool FX with the eyes, too.
Thanks a lot for the recommendation. I remember hearing people who love the book saying how they found it sacrilegious that they made a movie like that.
I’m going to pass on this one.
I’ve read it as a teenager, it bored me to death and I stopped reading SF after this one. Terrible experience.
PS: how is it possible that my best friend’s favourite books are Dune and The Red and the Black?
You might remember, I hated Le rouge et le noir… No idea whether I will like this or nor, I have read quite a few Science Fiction novels and did like them. Not as much as fanatsy but still, I have fond memories of some of them.
I’m really curious. Maybe I will like Dune and hate Le rouge et le noir.
I don’t know what it tells us about you and your friend. Maybe you are very different. I’ sure that the two books have nothing in common. I hope I’m not wrong. 🙂 Are there books on which you agree? Let me make an assumptions he/she likes more of the books you like than the other way around?
I might join it if I can find a copy of Dune by then. I have been meaning to get into more sci-fi, so it sounds like a neat idea.
It’s definitely one to try. Would be great if you could join. I think you can easily find used copies.
Just picked up a copy while on lunch break. I’m excited!
Oh great. I started it last night and so far I like what I’m reading.
I finally read Dune a couple of years ago and enjoyed it. Best of luck to your Dune group!
Thanks, Jenclair. Good to hear that you enjoyed it.
I already have four readalongs organised over the next two months so had better say no – and in all honesty it’s not quite my thing. But I do enjoy reading bloggers reading books I would want to read myself – it’s a great way to learn about the books and bypass them at the same time!
I wouldn’t even be too sure that it wouldn’t be your thing. Science Fiction is a somewhat misleading label. I think the term “speculative fiction” that is used quite often these days does it much more justice. There is some thought-provoing analysis of our society to be found in Sci-Fi. Dune engages from the first sentences in a deep exploration of spirituality and religion that is fascinating.
I’d love to read this and wouldn’t mind trying more sci fi, but I am already behind in my reading, so I had better not. I’ll look forward to hearing what you think, however!
Too bad but there are quite a lot of activities in July. My readalong, and July in Paris and this as well… I used to read more Sci Fi, not a lot but at leats twice a year but somehow never managed to read those very famous ones like Solaris and Dune or Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? And after I read Among Others I realized that there must be some fabulous books out there.