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by Frank Herbert
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mattries37315 rated it 2 weeks ago
The masterpiece of science fiction and probably the best-known book of the genre to general audiences, is more the examination of humanity and the environment than technology. Frank Herbert’s Dune changed the emphasis of the genre from technology to the future of humanity from beings to various fac...
lqlarry rated it 1 month ago
This is not the first time I've read Dune, but I haven't read any of the other books in the series. One interesting thing is that the author, Frank Herbert was a speechwriter in the '50s, so you see the behind the scene workings in the running of governments of the Dune universe. Herbert won a Hugo...
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it 10 months ago
A great book full of grand themes.Time has only made it grander in its vision. I mean, there was a time when Islam wasn't the great, dangerous "other" to Western eyes. Moderate Islam had an appeal to the west, for example, Goethe's west-eastern Divan. Dune stands in this tradition. It describes a wo...
N.A. Ratnayake
N.A. Ratnayake rated it 2 years ago
I've come to this book later than most, and I'm so glad I did. I'll start with the criticism. First let me acknowledge that, as a book published in 1965, Dune contains a few elements that are likely to be problematic to the modern reader. The world depicted (which is an active choice made by the aut...
That's What I'm Talking About
That's What I'm Talking About rated it 2 years ago
I often say that Duke is one of the best books ever written, a "classic;" however, I hadn't read it in at least 15 years. Now that I'm such an audiobook fan, I wanted to revisit Dune to discover if I still enjoyed it. The answer is YES! The story of Paul Muad'Dib, the heir to the Atreides dukedom,...
Midu Reads
Midu Reads rated it 2 years ago
Brief Recap 1. We meet Kynes, the Emperor appointed ecologist on Arrakis who is also a whole lot more but not letting on. People are scared of him and by people, I mean Harkonnen spies! He plans on hating the Atreides but they are just too cute and cuddly for him to loathe. Oh, and he is beginning...
Bookstooge's Reviews On the Road
Bookstooge's Reviews On the Road rated it 2 years ago
susanvoss18 rated it 3 years ago
Set in a sweeping science fiction universe, the human empire is vast and complicated. Spice, from the planet Arrakis (aka Dune) powers it all, sometimes in subtle ways and sometimes in not so subtle ways. For years, the Harkonnen family has managed Dune for the Emperor, but now the Emperor has hande...
Bookstooge's Reviews On the Road
Bookstooge's Reviews On the Road rated it 3 years ago
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Ruined by Reading
Ruined by Reading rated it 3 years ago
Well, I enjoyed that far more than I thought I would.
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