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A most wanted man [based on the book] by dir. by

The Sept 11th attacks were formulated and planned in Hamburg, Germany. Now, in an attempt to prevent terrorist cells, a…

The voice that thunders by

Earlier this year I read The Owl Service by Alan Garner, and I had many many thoughts about it, and…

God’s War by

Bel Dame Apocrypha #1 Originally read August 2011 – Reread August 2014 Okay, this book seriously rewards a reread. I…

The Unfortunate Fursey by

Fursey is a lay brother in Clonmacnoise. The only monastery in Ireland to be unafflicted by demons and other such…

Year of wonders by

The year is 1665 and Anna Frith is a widow at only 18 years of age. She has two young…

The Ransom of Dond by

Illustrated by Pam Smy Darra lives on the island of Inniscaul is a small island off the coast of Eriu,…

The Android’s Dream by

Part of my Sci-Fi 2014 Experience When a book opens with a death by farting, two deaths by farting actually,…

Ghost Hawk by

Little Hawk is about to leave his family and village to go into the woods and live alone for three…

Light in August by

Lena Grove is looking for her man. The father of her unborn child. He told her that he’d go ahead,…

The light heart of stone by

Book one in the Promise of Stones series. Fox is a young girl growing up on the Stone Body, a…

The Black Opera by

Conrad Scalese’s latest opera was a great success. Unfortunately the theatre in which it was performed has just been stuck…

Dune (round iii) by

Dune

The final questions for the Dune group read are:

  1. What is your reaction to finally learning the identity of Princess Irulan? Do you think that her convention added to the story?
  2. Were you satisfied with the ending? For those reading for the first time, was it what you expected?
  3. On both Arrakis and Salusa Secundus, ecology plays a major role in shaping both characters and the story itself. Was this convincing? Do you think that Paul would have gone through with his threat to destroy the spice, knowing what it would mean for Arrakis?
  4. Both Leto and Paul made their decisions on marriage for political reasons. Do you agree with their choices?
  5. What was your favorite part in this section of the book?
  6. One of the things I noticed in the discussions last week was Herbert’s use of the word “jihad.” What do you think of Herbert’s message about religion and politics?

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