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Old 12 July 2015, 05:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Seaboe Muffinchucker View Post
I read Dune and my first thought on closing the book was "this has absolutely no humor in it." Honestly, that was my impression. Not only was there no humor, there were no indications of any understanding of what humor was.

I wouldn't read it again if you paid me.
That's one of my remaining impressions of the book, Seaboe. It was just so terribly earnest. Plus, like many sci-fi novels I liked back in the 60s-70s, I would probably find it eye-rollingly malecentric today. Yes, it broke new ground when the first one came out, but there are much better examples of the genre to seek out now.
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