Good day, everyone. Today, I wanted to share with all of you a picture of a recently completed treasure: I’ve finally tracked down older editions of all of Frank Herbert’s original Dune novels! I know for a lot of people the story begins and ends only with Dune, but I have enough faith in great authors to give more of their work a shot. If they have more of a story to tell with great characters and a well-crafted setting, then I say let them.
It’s up to each of us what we support by buying it, and I choose to side with the artists, regardless of precisely why they create their art. That, and I love big stories–long movies, huge series of novels, you name it. If a setting is good, it needs to be exploited for all it’s worth. And I believe that if characters are worth creating, they’re worth keeping around.
I’ve read part of Dune before, but I need to restart it. I hope I can begin reading through this series this summer around everything else I mean to read. I’ll be sure to convey my thoughts here on each individual novel as I complete it. I promise to be a fair reviewer with an absolute minimum of cynicism.
Let me know your thoughts in the comments below. Also, on a side note, if you are ever in Crestview, Florida, visit Emerald Coast Book Haven. It is seriously the best used book store I’ve ever been in.