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Old 02-11-2008, 09:46 PM   #12
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Re: What Are You Reading Right Now?

Thanks very much Chaos and Reharl - I think I was just stunned by the turn of developments (where the novel's main heroes - Paul and Leto - end up being anti heroes or worse than the people before them). It's pretty clear that Herbert was saying more than power corrupts too, and was tying the power cycle into a cycle of time and nature. From what I can tell, they're remarkable books and was struck by the backlash to the titles after the original Dune - Herbert seemed to be taking them in an entirely unwelcome but interesting direction. Particularly interesting was seeing its (relatively) sympathetic view of Islamic cultures and the role jihad plays in its moral universe.

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