June 04, 2004

Dune 2

I've finished the second Dune book today, Dune Messiah. It's also good, though not as great as the first one. Now I know where the Wachowski Brothers got some of their inspiration from. The part where Neo is blinded in the 3rd movie [The Blind Prophet] seems to be clearly lifted from this book.

Not everyone can like this book though. For the most part, it's about someone with great power who still knows he his human. This book is a lot more philosophical than the first, and sometimes it gets a bit heavy. I've still not figured out the entire plot, it's just too massive. "Wheels within wheels, plans within plans"

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