Friday, March 05, 2021

Reader's Diary #2173- Frank Herbert (writer), Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson (adaptors), Raúl Allén and Patricia Martín (illustrators): Dune The Graphic Novel, Book 1

I haven't read the sci-fi classic novel Dune by Frank Herbert, nor have I seen the original film. But in relation to that first movie, I've certainly heard the reputation that the book has for being very difficult to adapt successfully. So, not having have enjoyed this graphic novel, I wonder how much is due to its being an adaptation or if I'd not like the original either.

I suspect it's a bit of both. The fact that the lettering is too small for instance cannot be blamed on the source material. Likewise, I thought the colours were too muted. 

But a fictional planet that didn't really excite me, nor convince me (how can there be a giant sandworm in a desert, how would it possibly find enough food?) and the plot with all of its backcrossing and political intrigue was just confusing and dull. That makes me more skeptical about the source material.

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