Post by timothycward on Aug 27, 2011 19:49:53 GMT -5
I'm relistening to the audiobook. Great production. I'm intrigued by the end of the first disc and all the set up. I don't want to spoil anything, but the first major event is almost a third of the way into the book, and yet I'm hanging on the story. He does a great job of presenting the "magic" of the gom jibar (sp?) and showing Paul's pain. "Heat, upon heat, upon heat." Simple and yet powerful.
There's a lot more to say about how he introduces us into the politics, the genetic manipulation of the sisterhood, twists and so on about Paul. All this deserves its own conversation, so I'll leave it here.
I'm trying to write the next Dune, emulating Herbert's craft and the experience he created for the reader.