Ok started Promise of Blood late but will try a 50 pages a day pace like I did with the Stand.
First couple of chapters are very interesting. I like it.
Is anyone thinking about what to read for Ramsey’s challenge? I just read two short things that were so good!
First Contact: I read the micro story “They’re Made out of Meat” by Terry Bisson (hilarious). It “explains” the stories of alien abductions. Here’s the free version: https://rb.gy/imucjj
Paranormal detective challenge: I read a very intriguing letter by the famous Roman lawyer and writer, Pliny the Younger. He is asking a friend about the existence of ghosts and he relates three experiences that half-convinced him. It was AWESOME 😃
Thank you for the challenge, Ramsey.
I am so excited that you have already finished and feel bad that I haven’t even started.
I will start Promise of Blood May 28th. If anyone wants to join in.
That sounds perfect.
So glad you guys read Dune, it totally inspired me to finally pick it up. I really got into the story around pg 100, as the prophecy trope started to develop. Dr. Kynes starts noticing all the ways Paul seems to fit the prophecies. Loving that 🤓 Also, the first sand worm is sighted (such cool imagery!) + a very tense dinner party. Totally into it and can’t wait to read further. Would love to hear anyone else’s thoughts- what did you think about the beginning?
Looking forward to Promise of Blood, too.
Who has been your favorite side character up till this point? I loved the interaction between the Reverend mother and Paul. Also the way Dude Leto is on the Thopter and how Kynes reacts to him. I love the way Gurney always has a song to sing at the right time. I hope you keep enjoying it. There is a hard break where the book is broken up into two books I can’t wait to hear what you think when you get there.
Also yes excited for Promise of blood.
I think Kynes is my favorite side characater because he’s so mysterious and powerful. All of his interactions are loaded with tension. Love it 😀
I JUST FINISHED BOOK ONE 😮😮 I’m going to reread that last scene with Paul & Jessica because SO MUCH CRAZY. I really thought the Kwisatz Haderach and the Muad’Dib would be the same person.
Would it be a spoiler for me to ask the difference between “Muad’Dib” & Alison al-Gaib?
I LOVE the descriptions of Paul’s time-vision: “ He knew the time-area surrounding them, but the here-and-now existed as a place of mystery. It was as though he had seen himself from a distance go out of sight down into a valley. Of the countless paths up out of that valley, some might carry a Paul Atreides back into sight, but many would not.”
Btw, I don’t mean to hold back the group 😅 Go ahead and read and I’ll catch up. I’m very slowly enjoying!
The difference I think is Muad’dib is the name he chose and that he saw in his dream vision. I think it gained power because of who he became. The title Lisan al-gaib is the name for the off world Prophet. Which was how the Bene Gesserit tried to control the Fremen through prophecy.
Ahh, thank you! Last night I finally read the part where some of this is explained, but I was super confused before then! Lol The religion seems rather insidious…
JUST READ THIS: “My mother is my enemy”
Yes the Bene Gesserit are pretty awful from what I can tell. and they implanted the religion on Arrakis 100 years ago.
I like all the quotes from Princess Irulan, too. They really fill out the world and cast!
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My Mom voted for this one
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