Exaggeration. 1984 is fine but it’s not the cultural milestone everyone makes it out to be. It’s one of those book a lot of people claim to like, because it’s easy to remember the name and the plot is widely known, but have never actually read themselves. It is a tedious read though; the pacing of the last quarter is absolutely shocking.|
Dune is one of the best settings ever created and the first half of that book is astoundingly original, but the second half is utter tripe as Herbert falls into a common sci-fi trap – he knows the “point” he’s trying to make but he can’t fit a story around it. A lot of random stuff happens just because it can, and the whole thing sort of unravels itself and ends up a literary mess.
I’m not saying I hate those books (I own several editions of Dune - any sci-fi fan should read it); but they are far from Shakespeare in their messy execution and don't deserve endless praise (the same way I won't kiss Tolkien's ass - nice setup, but mostly boring as sin).
You know… Dune is about ready for another remake I think. I bet they can hash it up even worse this time. At least the explosions would be cool though. And the winged codpieces epic.
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