The Book Report: Episode 25: We Hate ‘Dune’

July 24, 2015 | 1 book mentioned 2

Welcome to a new episode of The Book Report presented by The Millions! This week, Janet and Mike discuss Dune, both the Frank Herbert novel and the David Lynch film adaptation. They are not terribly impressed!

covercoverDiscussed in this episode: Dune by Frank Herbert, Dune (dir. David Lynch), people sitting around tables talking about crap, sand worms, genre fiction, Kyle MacLachlan, the Kwisatz Haderach, Patrick Stewart, pugs.

Cut for time from this episode: about 45 minutes of Janet and Mike bitterly complaining about having to read this book and watch this movie, sharply negative comments about Sting’s acting ability or lack thereof, the increasingly uncomfortable look on Dean Stockwell’s face as he slowly realized that he signed up for this trainwreck of a movie, David Foster Wallace’s thoughts on Kyle MacLachlan.

The Book Report is everyone's favorite weekly, literary show. Hosted by Janet Potter and Michael Schaub.


  1. DUNE (the film) is far better than any of Lynch’s post-Lost Highway films. The man has gone completely up his own rectum, and U.S. In desperate need of a producer or creative advisor who can help curb his worst artistic impulses. Dune has a lot going for it-some of the VFX shots are mindblowing, the score is excellent, the acting is mostly solid and Lynch captured the tone of Herbert’s book quite well

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