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Re-reading Frank Herbert’s “Dune” for the umpteenth time.

I am really not at all a science fiction reader, but have loved the Dune novels since I was a kid, particularly the first novel.

I am re-reading in anticipation of the release of the second part of Denis Villeneuve’s film adaptation later this year.
OMG - you're going to make me access my memory! Funny I remember the ending of the book very clearly but the movie not so much - I'm getting those rotating circular arrows right now trying to match them up. Seems like I do remember the story wasn't nearly finished.
will the 2nd film be the 2nd book? I have that shelved but not read - it may be time to open it!
Hi Alex. Yes, gbann57 is correct. The first film ended about half way through the first novel.

I believe Villeneuve’s plan is to make films for the first three books of the series.

I agree that Villeneuve’s adaptation is the best so far made. Lynch’s was not good - some great actors but they were badly cast and very hammy. The mini series version was better, but Villeneuve’s was excellent.

I am reading "The Hemingses of Monticello" by Annette Gordon-Reed, a tenured professor at Harvard Law School. About Thomas Jefferson and his unbelievable household before he became President. I was a history major at the University of Texas, focusing on. History of the Southern United States. This book won the National Book Award AND the Pulitzer Prize. It's incredible.
I found two of Scott Phillips' novels in some of my son's stuff; Scott's a Wichita boy and the books are loosely based in Wichita so I find them interesting. I've finished The Ice Harvest and am now almost finished with The Walkaway. I just bought Cormac McCarthy's new two-book set, The Passenger and Stella Maris but have not started it yet. I've been taking a collection of Galen Winter's "The Major" stories into the john ;) .
I'm on a nautical misadventures kick right now...I just finished The Proving Ground about the deadly 1998 Sydney-Hobart yacht race and have dived right into Once is Enough, the first-hand account of a 1956 disastrous attempt to round Cape Horn. I've got Fastnet, Force 10 up in the hopper after this.
I also picked up Fred Hanna's The Perfect Smoke, it's a well written, digestible bunch of essays on honing your smoking, which I am always trying to do. I got to meet him in the smoking tent at the Chicago Pipe Show, he self effacedly told me to drink a lot of coffee to power my way through his book lol. It's good.
Legendary Tales of the Australian Aborigines
By: David Unaipon

David Unaipon-the man on the $50 note-was a most extraordinary person. An early Aboriginal political activist, he was also a scientist, a writer, a preacher and an inventor.
In the 1920s, under contract to the University of Adelaide, he was commissioned to collect traditional Aboriginal stories from around South Australia. He also acted as a 'collector' for the Aborigines Friends' Association. Most of the stories come from his own Ngarrindjeri people, but some are from other South Australian peoples.