Dune (Dune #1)

Dune (Dune #1)

Set in the far future amidst a sprawling feudal interstellar empire where planetary dynasties are controlled by noble houses that owe an allegiance to the imperial House Corrino, Dune tells the story of young Paul Atreides (the heir apparent to Duke Leto Atreides and heir of House Atreides) as he and his family accept control of the desert planet Arrakis, the only source o Set in the far future amidst a sprawling feudal interstellar empire where planetary dynasties are controlled by noble hou...

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Title:Dune (Dune #1)
Author:Frank Herbert
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Genres:Science Fiction
ISBN:Dune
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:604 pages pages

Dune (Dune #1) Reviews

  • Otis Chandler
    Aug 29, 2006

    There's a characteristically witty essay by Borges about a man who rewrites Don Quixote, many centuries after Cervantes. He publishes a novel with the same title, containing the same words in the same order. But, as Borges shows you, the different cultural context means it's a complete...

    No one should argue the importance Dune. It laid the foundations for a great deal of the themes and constructs in modern science fiction. Frank Herbert was as important to the genre as Isaac Asimov and Arthur Clarke. Unfortunately, just like them, he's quite dated, and his books can be...

    In my head, the purpose of this review is very clear. It is to convince YOU to read this book. Yes, you! Waste time no more. Go grab a copy. Machiavellian intrigue, mythology, religion, politics, imperialism, environmentalism, the nature of power. All this set in a mind-boggling, fr...

    Dune. No other single syllable means as much to the science fiction genre, a single word that conjures images of sandworms, spice wars, great battles between rival dynastic families and a massively detailed and intricately crafted universe. No wonder this is widely regarded as not j...

    Update: $1.99 on kindle US today 8-6-17 I was so worried that I wouldn't understand a thing in this book. I will admit there are some things that went over my head but for the most part I figured it out. I remember a billion and 65 years ago I watched the movie and was like ...

    I?m sort of tempted to try this again. I don?t think it?ll be worth the hassle though. I could never give Dune five stars because I really struggled to get into the novel in the beginning. It has taken me almost two months to read. This, for me, is a very long time to spend o...

    I blame the movie. I was an avid but novice fantasy and sci-fi reader in 1984 when David Lynch?s Dune rolled out as a big-budget adaptation of the 1965 classic book. It was an artistic and box-office failure with Roger Ebert calling it ?a real mess, an incomprehensible, ugly, un...

    People often forget that this series is what innovated our modern concept of science fiction (up until Neuromancer and The Martix, at least). Dune took the Space Opera and asked if it might be more than spandex, dildo-shaped rockets, and scantily-clad green women. Herbert created a vas...

    Update 8/28/17 Re-read. Number 13. :) I cry when Paul meets Gurney. I shiver when Jessica consoles Chani. I'm awestruck by the peaks and troughs of time, free-will, and the weakness in Paul even as he heroically strives against the evil that is about to be unleashed upon the univers...

    3.5/5 Stars Dune oh Dune, seems like I need to raise my Shield Wall for this review. Dune is one of the most important pieces of literature for the Sci-Fi genre. I?ve been raking my brain for hours on how to properly explain the importance of Dune in the sci-fi literature but y...

    Like most of my five star books, I?ve read Dune multiple times. In fact, I?d say that what makes a book more than just enjoyable and instead truly amazing is that you want to read it more than once and are rewarded for doing so. I?ve probably read Dune six times, and I?ve never...

    I have to write this review without rhythm so that it won?t attract a worm. In the distant future Arrakis is a hellhole desert planet where anyone who doesn?t die of thirst will probably be eaten by one of the giant sandworms. It?s also the only place where the precious spice ...

    I?ve been sitting at this keyboard for longer than I care to admit trying to coalesce my thoughts about Dune into something coherent. You already know it?s fantastic though, right? Dune is one of those novels that is spoken of in reverential tones by seasoned reader and relative ne...

    I can't explain what attracted me to Dune--the 1965 science fiction epic by Frank Herbert, winner of the first Nebula Award and (in a tie, with This Immortal by Roger Zelazny) the Hugo Award--any better than T.E. Lawrence could explain what attracted him to the Arabian Peninsula. The b...

    Is it space opera? Is it political commentary? Is it philosophical exploration? Is it fantasy? _Dune_ is all of these things and possibly more. One thing I do know: it's a kick-ass read! I've loved this book since I first plunged into it's mightily constructed, weird and obscure wor...

    Buddy re-read with Athena! ?To begin your study of the life of Muad'Dib, then, take care that you first place him in his time: born in the 57th year of the Padishah Emperor, Shaddam IV. And take the most special care that you locate Muad'Dib in his place: the planet Arrakis. Do no...

    Does the world need another Dune review? I very much doubt it needs mine but that never stopped me before, saturation be damned! Dune in and of itself, in isolation from the rest of the numerous other Dune books, is by general consensus the greatest sci-fi novel of all time. You may...

    Holy Shai-hulud! It was definitely time for me to finally read this truly great classic of science fiction! I must say that I've watched the two mini-series, Dune and Children of Dune, in my teenage years. Thus, I already had a grasp of the story, what it was about. However, nothin...

    Welcome to Unpopular Review Time! Where I go against what almost everyone else says about a book. Before we start, please do not be fooled by the three star rating. Even if I didn't like really like the book, I have to acknowledge there are reasons why Dune is a cornerstone of the S...

    When people ask me what my favorite book is, Dune is always my answer. Words cannot even do justice to what an epic tale this is. We learn about spirituality, human nature, politics, religion, and the making of a hero. I loved the spiritual aspects of the book the best. The philosop...

  • Keith Mukai
    Feb 05, 2007

    There's a characteristically witty essay by Borges about a man who rewrites Don Quixote, many centuries after Cervantes. He publishes a novel with the same title, containing the same words in the same order. But, as Borges shows you, the different cultural context means it's a complete...

    No one should argue the importance Dune. It laid the foundations for a great deal of the themes and constructs in modern science fiction. Frank Herbert was as important to the genre as Isaac Asimov and Arthur Clarke. Unfortunately, just like them, he's quite dated, and his books can be...

    In my head, the purpose of this review is very clear. It is to convince YOU to read this book. Yes, you! Waste time no more. Go grab a copy. Machiavellian intrigue, mythology, religion, politics, imperialism, environmentalism, the nature of power. All this set in a mind-boggling, fr...

    Dune. No other single syllable means as much to the science fiction genre, a single word that conjures images of sandworms, spice wars, great battles between rival dynastic families and a massively detailed and intricately crafted universe. No wonder this is widely regarded as not j...

    Update: $1.99 on kindle US today 8-6-17 I was so worried that I wouldn't understand a thing in this book. I will admit there are some things that went over my head but for the most part I figured it out. I remember a billion and 65 years ago I watched the movie and was like ...

    I?m sort of tempted to try this again. I don?t think it?ll be worth the hassle though. I could never give Dune five stars because I really struggled to get into the novel in the beginning. It has taken me almost two months to read. This, for me, is a very long time to spend o...

    I blame the movie. I was an avid but novice fantasy and sci-fi reader in 1984 when David Lynch?s Dune rolled out as a big-budget adaptation of the 1965 classic book. It was an artistic and box-office failure with Roger Ebert calling it ?a real mess, an incomprehensible, ugly, un...

    People often forget that this series is what innovated our modern concept of science fiction (up until Neuromancer and The Martix, at least). Dune took the Space Opera and asked if it might be more than spandex, dildo-shaped rockets, and scantily-clad green women. Herbert created a vas...

    Update 8/28/17 Re-read. Number 13. :) I cry when Paul meets Gurney. I shiver when Jessica consoles Chani. I'm awestruck by the peaks and troughs of time, free-will, and the weakness in Paul even as he heroically strives against the evil that is about to be unleashed upon the univers...

    3.5/5 Stars Dune oh Dune, seems like I need to raise my Shield Wall for this review. Dune is one of the most important pieces of literature for the Sci-Fi genre. I?ve been raking my brain for hours on how to properly explain the importance of Dune in the sci-fi literature but y...

    Like most of my five star books, I?ve read Dune multiple times. In fact, I?d say that what makes a book more than just enjoyable and instead truly amazing is that you want to read it more than once and are rewarded for doing so. I?ve probably read Dune six times, and I?ve never...

    I have to write this review without rhythm so that it won?t attract a worm. In the distant future Arrakis is a hellhole desert planet where anyone who doesn?t die of thirst will probably be eaten by one of the giant sandworms. It?s also the only place where the precious spice ...

    I?ve been sitting at this keyboard for longer than I care to admit trying to coalesce my thoughts about Dune into something coherent. You already know it?s fantastic though, right? Dune is one of those novels that is spoken of in reverential tones by seasoned reader and relative ne...

    I can't explain what attracted me to Dune--the 1965 science fiction epic by Frank Herbert, winner of the first Nebula Award and (in a tie, with This Immortal by Roger Zelazny) the Hugo Award--any better than T.E. Lawrence could explain what attracted him to the Arabian Peninsula. The b...

    Is it space opera? Is it political commentary? Is it philosophical exploration? Is it fantasy? _Dune_ is all of these things and possibly more. One thing I do know: it's a kick-ass read! I've loved this book since I first plunged into it's mightily constructed, weird and obscure wor...

    Buddy re-read with Athena! ?To begin your study of the life of Muad'Dib, then, take care that you first place him in his time: born in the 57th year of the Padishah Emperor, Shaddam IV. And take the most special care that you locate Muad'Dib in his place: the planet Arrakis. Do no...

    Does the world need another Dune review? I very much doubt it needs mine but that never stopped me before, saturation be damned! Dune in and of itself, in isolation from the rest of the numerous other Dune books, is by general consensus the greatest sci-fi novel of all time. You may...

    Holy Shai-hulud! It was definitely time for me to finally read this truly great classic of science fiction! I must say that I've watched the two mini-series, Dune and Children of Dune, in my teenage years. Thus, I already had a grasp of the story, what it was about. However, nothin...

    Welcome to Unpopular Review Time! Where I go against what almost everyone else says about a book. Before we start, please do not be fooled by the three star rating. Even if I didn't like really like the book, I have to acknowledge there are reasons why Dune is a cornerstone of the S...

    When people ask me what my favorite book is, Dune is always my answer. Words cannot even do justice to what an epic tale this is. We learn about spirituality, human nature, politics, religion, and the making of a hero. I loved the spiritual aspects of the book the best. The philosop...

    Familiar yet strange, realistic yet fantastic, prosaic yet poetic, crystal clear yet mysterious, stiff yet graceful, cold yet passionate, detailed yet abstract, rational yet delirious, disciplined yet boundless, conservative yet progressive, obsessive yet sublime ? aaah, I think the ...

    Rating: 4* of five UPDATE 2/15/17: I found this 2003 mini-documentary about the 1984 film on YouTube. I wasn't wrong. The film wasn't very good. Beautiful, yes; good, not so much. I first read this novel in 1975. It seems impossible that it was over 40 years ago, but the math is ...

    I guess I'm one of the few that bridge the gap between the Pride and Prejudice camp and the Dune camp. I loved both. Dune isn't a light, enjoyable read. At times it reads more like excerpts from geology, ecology, zoology, sociology, pscyhology, and political textbooks. The character...

  • J.G. Keely
    Jun 01, 2007

    There's a characteristically witty essay by Borges about a man who rewrites Don Quixote, many centuries after Cervantes. He publishes a novel with the same title, containing the same words in the same order. But, as Borges shows you, the different cultural context means it's a complete...

    No one should argue the importance Dune. It laid the foundations for a great deal of the themes and constructs in modern science fiction. Frank Herbert was as important to the genre as Isaac Asimov and Arthur Clarke. Unfortunately, just like them, he's quite dated, and his books can be...

    In my head, the purpose of this review is very clear. It is to convince YOU to read this book. Yes, you! Waste time no more. Go grab a copy. Machiavellian intrigue, mythology, religion, politics, imperialism, environmentalism, the nature of power. All this set in a mind-boggling, fr...

    Dune. No other single syllable means as much to the science fiction genre, a single word that conjures images of sandworms, spice wars, great battles between rival dynastic families and a massively detailed and intricately crafted universe. No wonder this is widely regarded as not j...

    Update: $1.99 on kindle US today 8-6-17 I was so worried that I wouldn't understand a thing in this book. I will admit there are some things that went over my head but for the most part I figured it out. I remember a billion and 65 years ago I watched the movie and was like ...

    I?m sort of tempted to try this again. I don?t think it?ll be worth the hassle though. I could never give Dune five stars because I really struggled to get into the novel in the beginning. It has taken me almost two months to read. This, for me, is a very long time to spend o...

    I blame the movie. I was an avid but novice fantasy and sci-fi reader in 1984 when David Lynch?s Dune rolled out as a big-budget adaptation of the 1965 classic book. It was an artistic and box-office failure with Roger Ebert calling it ?a real mess, an incomprehensible, ugly, un...

    People often forget that this series is what innovated our modern concept of science fiction (up until Neuromancer and The Martix, at least). Dune took the Space Opera and asked if it might be more than spandex, dildo-shaped rockets, and scantily-clad green women. Herbert created a vas...

  • John Wiswell
    Jun 24, 2007

    There's a characteristically witty essay by Borges about a man who rewrites Don Quixote, many centuries after Cervantes. He publishes a novel with the same title, containing the same words in the same order. But, as Borges shows you, the different cultural context means it's a complete...

    No one should argue the importance Dune. It laid the foundations for a great deal of the themes and constructs in modern science fiction. Frank Herbert was as important to the genre as Isaac Asimov and Arthur Clarke. Unfortunately, just like them, he's quite dated, and his books can be...

  • Kemper
    Jul 02, 2008

    There's a characteristically witty essay by Borges about a man who rewrites Don Quixote, many centuries after Cervantes. He publishes a novel with the same title, containing the same words in the same order. But, as Borges shows you, the different cultural context means it's a complete...

    No one should argue the importance Dune. It laid the foundations for a great deal of the themes and constructs in modern science fiction. Frank Herbert was as important to the genre as Isaac Asimov and Arthur Clarke. Unfortunately, just like them, he's quite dated, and his books can be...

    In my head, the purpose of this review is very clear. It is to convince YOU to read this book. Yes, you! Waste time no more. Go grab a copy. Machiavellian intrigue, mythology, religion, politics, imperialism, environmentalism, the nature of power. All this set in a mind-boggling, fr...

    Dune. No other single syllable means as much to the science fiction genre, a single word that conjures images of sandworms, spice wars, great battles between rival dynastic families and a massively detailed and intricately crafted universe. No wonder this is widely regarded as not j...

    Update: $1.99 on kindle US today 8-6-17 I was so worried that I wouldn't understand a thing in this book. I will admit there are some things that went over my head but for the most part I figured it out. I remember a billion and 65 years ago I watched the movie and was like ...

    I?m sort of tempted to try this again. I don?t think it?ll be worth the hassle though. I could never give Dune five stars because I really struggled to get into the novel in the beginning. It has taken me almost two months to read. This, for me, is a very long time to spend o...

    I blame the movie. I was an avid but novice fantasy and sci-fi reader in 1984 when David Lynch?s Dune rolled out as a big-budget adaptation of the 1965 classic book. It was an artistic and box-office failure with Roger Ebert calling it ?a real mess, an incomprehensible, ugly, un...

    People often forget that this series is what innovated our modern concept of science fiction (up until Neuromancer and The Martix, at least). Dune took the Space Opera and asked if it might be more than spandex, dildo-shaped rockets, and scantily-clad green women. Herbert created a vas...

    Update 8/28/17 Re-read. Number 13. :) I cry when Paul meets Gurney. I shiver when Jessica consoles Chani. I'm awestruck by the peaks and troughs of time, free-will, and the weakness in Paul even as he heroically strives against the evil that is about to be unleashed upon the univers...

    3.5/5 Stars Dune oh Dune, seems like I need to raise my Shield Wall for this review. Dune is one of the most important pieces of literature for the Sci-Fi genre. I?ve been raking my brain for hours on how to properly explain the importance of Dune in the sci-fi literature but y...

    Like most of my five star books, I?ve read Dune multiple times. In fact, I?d say that what makes a book more than just enjoyable and instead truly amazing is that you want to read it more than once and are rewarded for doing so. I?ve probably read Dune six times, and I?ve never...

    I have to write this review without rhythm so that it won?t attract a worm. In the distant future Arrakis is a hellhole desert planet where anyone who doesn?t die of thirst will probably be eaten by one of the giant sandworms. It?s also the only place where the precious spice ...

  • Matt
    Jun 02, 2008

    There's a characteristically witty essay by Borges about a man who rewrites Don Quixote, many centuries after Cervantes. He publishes a novel with the same title, containing the same words in the same order. But, as Borges shows you, the different cultural context means it's a complete...

    No one should argue the importance Dune. It laid the foundations for a great deal of the themes and constructs in modern science fiction. Frank Herbert was as important to the genre as Isaac Asimov and Arthur Clarke. Unfortunately, just like them, he's quite dated, and his books can be...

    In my head, the purpose of this review is very clear. It is to convince YOU to read this book. Yes, you! Waste time no more. Go grab a copy. Machiavellian intrigue, mythology, religion, politics, imperialism, environmentalism, the nature of power. All this set in a mind-boggling, fr...

    Dune. No other single syllable means as much to the science fiction genre, a single word that conjures images of sandworms, spice wars, great battles between rival dynastic families and a massively detailed and intricately crafted universe. No wonder this is widely regarded as not j...

    Update: $1.99 on kindle US today 8-6-17 I was so worried that I wouldn't understand a thing in this book. I will admit there are some things that went over my head but for the most part I figured it out. I remember a billion and 65 years ago I watched the movie and was like ...

    I?m sort of tempted to try this again. I don?t think it?ll be worth the hassle though. I could never give Dune five stars because I really struggled to get into the novel in the beginning. It has taken me almost two months to read. This, for me, is a very long time to spend o...

    I blame the movie. I was an avid but novice fantasy and sci-fi reader in 1984 when David Lynch?s Dune rolled out as a big-budget adaptation of the 1965 classic book. It was an artistic and box-office failure with Roger Ebert calling it ?a real mess, an incomprehensible, ugly, un...

    People often forget that this series is what innovated our modern concept of science fiction (up until Neuromancer and The Martix, at least). Dune took the Space Opera and asked if it might be more than spandex, dildo-shaped rockets, and scantily-clad green women. Herbert created a vas...

    Update 8/28/17 Re-read. Number 13. :) I cry when Paul meets Gurney. I shiver when Jessica consoles Chani. I'm awestruck by the peaks and troughs of time, free-will, and the weakness in Paul even as he heroically strives against the evil that is about to be unleashed upon the univers...

    3.5/5 Stars Dune oh Dune, seems like I need to raise my Shield Wall for this review. Dune is one of the most important pieces of literature for the Sci-Fi genre. I?ve been raking my brain for hours on how to properly explain the importance of Dune in the sci-fi literature but y...

    Like most of my five star books, I?ve read Dune multiple times. In fact, I?d say that what makes a book more than just enjoyable and instead truly amazing is that you want to read it more than once and are rewarded for doing so. I?ve probably read Dune six times, and I?ve never...

  • Terry
    Jul 14, 2008

    There's a characteristically witty essay by Borges about a man who rewrites Don Quixote, many centuries after Cervantes. He publishes a novel with the same title, containing the same words in the same order. But, as Borges shows you, the different cultural context means it's a complete...

    No one should argue the importance Dune. It laid the foundations for a great deal of the themes and constructs in modern science fiction. Frank Herbert was as important to the genre as Isaac Asimov and Arthur Clarke. Unfortunately, just like them, he's quite dated, and his books can be...

    In my head, the purpose of this review is very clear. It is to convince YOU to read this book. Yes, you! Waste time no more. Go grab a copy. Machiavellian intrigue, mythology, religion, politics, imperialism, environmentalism, the nature of power. All this set in a mind-boggling, fr...

    Dune. No other single syllable means as much to the science fiction genre, a single word that conjures images of sandworms, spice wars, great battles between rival dynastic families and a massively detailed and intricately crafted universe. No wonder this is widely regarded as not j...

    Update: $1.99 on kindle US today 8-6-17 I was so worried that I wouldn't understand a thing in this book. I will admit there are some things that went over my head but for the most part I figured it out. I remember a billion and 65 years ago I watched the movie and was like ...

    I?m sort of tempted to try this again. I don?t think it?ll be worth the hassle though. I could never give Dune five stars because I really struggled to get into the novel in the beginning. It has taken me almost two months to read. This, for me, is a very long time to spend o...

    I blame the movie. I was an avid but novice fantasy and sci-fi reader in 1984 when David Lynch?s Dune rolled out as a big-budget adaptation of the 1965 classic book. It was an artistic and box-office failure with Roger Ebert calling it ?a real mess, an incomprehensible, ugly, un...

    People often forget that this series is what innovated our modern concept of science fiction (up until Neuromancer and The Martix, at least). Dune took the Space Opera and asked if it might be more than spandex, dildo-shaped rockets, and scantily-clad green women. Herbert created a vas...

    Update 8/28/17 Re-read. Number 13. :) I cry when Paul meets Gurney. I shiver when Jessica consoles Chani. I'm awestruck by the peaks and troughs of time, free-will, and the weakness in Paul even as he heroically strives against the evil that is about to be unleashed upon the univers...

    3.5/5 Stars Dune oh Dune, seems like I need to raise my Shield Wall for this review. Dune is one of the most important pieces of literature for the Sci-Fi genre. I?ve been raking my brain for hours on how to properly explain the importance of Dune in the sci-fi literature but y...

    Like most of my five star books, I?ve read Dune multiple times. In fact, I?d say that what makes a book more than just enjoyable and instead truly amazing is that you want to read it more than once and are rewarded for doing so. I?ve probably read Dune six times, and I?ve never...

    I have to write this review without rhythm so that it won?t attract a worm. In the distant future Arrakis is a hellhole desert planet where anyone who doesn?t die of thirst will probably be eaten by one of the giant sandworms. It?s also the only place where the precious spice ...

    I?ve been sitting at this keyboard for longer than I care to admit trying to coalesce my thoughts about Dune into something coherent. You already know it?s fantastic though, right? Dune is one of those novels that is spoken of in reverential tones by seasoned reader and relative ne...

    I can't explain what attracted me to Dune--the 1965 science fiction epic by Frank Herbert, winner of the first Nebula Award and (in a tie, with This Immortal by Roger Zelazny) the Hugo Award--any better than T.E. Lawrence could explain what attracted him to the Arabian Peninsula. The b...

    Is it space opera? Is it political commentary? Is it philosophical exploration? Is it fantasy? _Dune_ is all of these things and possibly more. One thing I do know: it's a kick-ass read! I've loved this book since I first plunged into it's mightily constructed, weird and obscure wor...

  • Manny
    Nov 20, 2008

    There's a characteristically witty essay by Borges about a man who rewrites Don Quixote, many centuries after Cervantes. He publishes a novel with the same title, containing the same words in the same order. But, as Borges shows you, the different cultural context means it's a complete...

  • Apatt
    Apr 28, 2013

    There's a characteristically witty essay by Borges about a man who rewrites Don Quixote, many centuries after Cervantes. He publishes a novel with the same title, containing the same words in the same order. But, as Borges shows you, the different cultural context means it's a complete...

    No one should argue the importance Dune. It laid the foundations for a great deal of the themes and constructs in modern science fiction. Frank Herbert was as important to the genre as Isaac Asimov and Arthur Clarke. Unfortunately, just like them, he's quite dated, and his books can be...

    In my head, the purpose of this review is very clear. It is to convince YOU to read this book. Yes, you! Waste time no more. Go grab a copy. Machiavellian intrigue, mythology, religion, politics, imperialism, environmentalism, the nature of power. All this set in a mind-boggling, fr...

    Dune. No other single syllable means as much to the science fiction genre, a single word that conjures images of sandworms, spice wars, great battles between rival dynastic families and a massively detailed and intricately crafted universe. No wonder this is widely regarded as not j...

    Update: $1.99 on kindle US today 8-6-17 I was so worried that I wouldn't understand a thing in this book. I will admit there are some things that went over my head but for the most part I figured it out. I remember a billion and 65 years ago I watched the movie and was like ...

    I?m sort of tempted to try this again. I don?t think it?ll be worth the hassle though. I could never give Dune five stars because I really struggled to get into the novel in the beginning. It has taken me almost two months to read. This, for me, is a very long time to spend o...

    I blame the movie. I was an avid but novice fantasy and sci-fi reader in 1984 when David Lynch?s Dune rolled out as a big-budget adaptation of the 1965 classic book. It was an artistic and box-office failure with Roger Ebert calling it ?a real mess, an incomprehensible, ugly, un...

    People often forget that this series is what innovated our modern concept of science fiction (up until Neuromancer and The Martix, at least). Dune took the Space Opera and asked if it might be more than spandex, dildo-shaped rockets, and scantily-clad green women. Herbert created a vas...

    Update 8/28/17 Re-read. Number 13. :) I cry when Paul meets Gurney. I shiver when Jessica consoles Chani. I'm awestruck by the peaks and troughs of time, free-will, and the weakness in Paul even as he heroically strives against the evil that is about to be unleashed upon the univers...

    3.5/5 Stars Dune oh Dune, seems like I need to raise my Shield Wall for this review. Dune is one of the most important pieces of literature for the Sci-Fi genre. I?ve been raking my brain for hours on how to properly explain the importance of Dune in the sci-fi literature but y...

    Like most of my five star books, I?ve read Dune multiple times. In fact, I?d say that what makes a book more than just enjoyable and instead truly amazing is that you want to read it more than once and are rewarded for doing so. I?ve probably read Dune six times, and I?ve never...

    I have to write this review without rhythm so that it won?t attract a worm. In the distant future Arrakis is a hellhole desert planet where anyone who doesn?t die of thirst will probably be eaten by one of the giant sandworms. It?s also the only place where the precious spice ...

    I?ve been sitting at this keyboard for longer than I care to admit trying to coalesce my thoughts about Dune into something coherent. You already know it?s fantastic though, right? Dune is one of those novels that is spoken of in reverential tones by seasoned reader and relative ne...

    I can't explain what attracted me to Dune--the 1965 science fiction epic by Frank Herbert, winner of the first Nebula Award and (in a tie, with This Immortal by Roger Zelazny) the Hugo Award--any better than T.E. Lawrence could explain what attracted him to the Arabian Peninsula. The b...

    Is it space opera? Is it political commentary? Is it philosophical exploration? Is it fantasy? _Dune_ is all of these things and possibly more. One thing I do know: it's a kick-ass read! I've loved this book since I first plunged into it's mightily constructed, weird and obscure wor...

    Buddy re-read with Athena! ?To begin your study of the life of Muad'Dib, then, take care that you first place him in his time: born in the 57th year of the Padishah Emperor, Shaddam IV. And take the most special care that you locate Muad'Dib in his place: the planet Arrakis. Do no...

    Does the world need another Dune review? I very much doubt it needs mine but that never stopped me before, saturation be damned! Dune in and of itself, in isolation from the rest of the numerous other Dune books, is by general consensus the greatest sci-fi novel of all time. You may...

  • Trish
    Aug 28, 2017

    There's a characteristically witty essay by Borges about a man who rewrites Don Quixote, many centuries after Cervantes. He publishes a novel with the same title, containing the same words in the same order. But, as Borges shows you, the different cultural context means it's a complete...

    No one should argue the importance Dune. It laid the foundations for a great deal of the themes and constructs in modern science fiction. Frank Herbert was as important to the genre as Isaac Asimov and Arthur Clarke. Unfortunately, just like them, he's quite dated, and his books can be...

    In my head, the purpose of this review is very clear. It is to convince YOU to read this book. Yes, you! Waste time no more. Go grab a copy. Machiavellian intrigue, mythology, religion, politics, imperialism, environmentalism, the nature of power. All this set in a mind-boggling, fr...

    Dune. No other single syllable means as much to the science fiction genre, a single word that conjures images of sandworms, spice wars, great battles between rival dynastic families and a massively detailed and intricately crafted universe. No wonder this is widely regarded as not j...

    Update: $1.99 on kindle US today 8-6-17 I was so worried that I wouldn't understand a thing in this book. I will admit there are some things that went over my head but for the most part I figured it out. I remember a billion and 65 years ago I watched the movie and was like ...

    I?m sort of tempted to try this again. I don?t think it?ll be worth the hassle though. I could never give Dune five stars because I really struggled to get into the novel in the beginning. It has taken me almost two months to read. This, for me, is a very long time to spend o...

    I blame the movie. I was an avid but novice fantasy and sci-fi reader in 1984 when David Lynch?s Dune rolled out as a big-budget adaptation of the 1965 classic book. It was an artistic and box-office failure with Roger Ebert calling it ?a real mess, an incomprehensible, ugly, un...

    People often forget that this series is what innovated our modern concept of science fiction (up until Neuromancer and The Martix, at least). Dune took the Space Opera and asked if it might be more than spandex, dildo-shaped rockets, and scantily-clad green women. Herbert created a vas...

    Update 8/28/17 Re-read. Number 13. :) I cry when Paul meets Gurney. I shiver when Jessica consoles Chani. I'm awestruck by the peaks and troughs of time, free-will, and the weakness in Paul even as he heroically strives against the evil that is about to be unleashed upon the univers...

    3.5/5 Stars Dune oh Dune, seems like I need to raise my Shield Wall for this review. Dune is one of the most important pieces of literature for the Sci-Fi genre. I?ve been raking my brain for hours on how to properly explain the importance of Dune in the sci-fi literature but y...

    Like most of my five star books, I?ve read Dune multiple times. In fact, I?d say that what makes a book more than just enjoyable and instead truly amazing is that you want to read it more than once and are rewarded for doing so. I?ve probably read Dune six times, and I?ve never...

    I have to write this review without rhythm so that it won?t attract a worm. In the distant future Arrakis is a hellhole desert planet where anyone who doesn?t die of thirst will probably be eaten by one of the giant sandworms. It?s also the only place where the precious spice ...

    I?ve been sitting at this keyboard for longer than I care to admit trying to coalesce my thoughts about Dune into something coherent. You already know it?s fantastic though, right? Dune is one of those novels that is spoken of in reverential tones by seasoned reader and relative ne...

    I can't explain what attracted me to Dune--the 1965 science fiction epic by Frank Herbert, winner of the first Nebula Award and (in a tie, with This Immortal by Roger Zelazny) the Hugo Award--any better than T.E. Lawrence could explain what attracted him to the Arabian Peninsula. The b...

    Is it space opera? Is it political commentary? Is it philosophical exploration? Is it fantasy? _Dune_ is all of these things and possibly more. One thing I do know: it's a kick-ass read! I've loved this book since I first plunged into it's mightily constructed, weird and obscure wor...

    Buddy re-read with Athena! ?To begin your study of the life of Muad'Dib, then, take care that you first place him in his time: born in the 57th year of the Padishah Emperor, Shaddam IV. And take the most special care that you locate Muad'Dib in his place: the planet Arrakis. Do no...

    Does the world need another Dune review? I very much doubt it needs mine but that never stopped me before, saturation be damned! Dune in and of itself, in isolation from the rest of the numerous other Dune books, is by general consensus the greatest sci-fi novel of all time. You may...

    Holy Shai-hulud! It was definitely time for me to finally read this truly great classic of science fiction! I must say that I've watched the two mini-series, Dune and Children of Dune, in my teenage years. Thus, I already had a grasp of the story, what it was about. However, nothin...

  • Richard Derus
    Jun 24, 2010

    There's a characteristically witty essay by Borges about a man who rewrites Don Quixote, many centuries after Cervantes. He publishes a novel with the same title, containing the same words in the same order. But, as Borges shows you, the different cultural context means it's a complete...

    No one should argue the importance Dune. It laid the foundations for a great deal of the themes and constructs in modern science fiction. Frank Herbert was as important to the genre as Isaac Asimov and Arthur Clarke. Unfortunately, just like them, he's quite dated, and his books can be...

    In my head, the purpose of this review is very clear. It is to convince YOU to read this book. Yes, you! Waste time no more. Go grab a copy. Machiavellian intrigue, mythology, religion, politics, imperialism, environmentalism, the nature of power. All this set in a mind-boggling, fr...

    Dune. No other single syllable means as much to the science fiction genre, a single word that conjures images of sandworms, spice wars, great battles between rival dynastic families and a massively detailed and intricately crafted universe. No wonder this is widely regarded as not j...

    Update: $1.99 on kindle US today 8-6-17 I was so worried that I wouldn't understand a thing in this book. I will admit there are some things that went over my head but for the most part I figured it out. I remember a billion and 65 years ago I watched the movie and was like ...

    I?m sort of tempted to try this again. I don?t think it?ll be worth the hassle though. I could never give Dune five stars because I really struggled to get into the novel in the beginning. It has taken me almost two months to read. This, for me, is a very long time to spend o...

    I blame the movie. I was an avid but novice fantasy and sci-fi reader in 1984 when David Lynch?s Dune rolled out as a big-budget adaptation of the 1965 classic book. It was an artistic and box-office failure with Roger Ebert calling it ?a real mess, an incomprehensible, ugly, un...

    People often forget that this series is what innovated our modern concept of science fiction (up until Neuromancer and The Martix, at least). Dune took the Space Opera and asked if it might be more than spandex, dildo-shaped rockets, and scantily-clad green women. Herbert created a vas...

    Update 8/28/17 Re-read. Number 13. :) I cry when Paul meets Gurney. I shiver when Jessica consoles Chani. I'm awestruck by the peaks and troughs of time, free-will, and the weakness in Paul even as he heroically strives against the evil that is about to be unleashed upon the univers...

    3.5/5 Stars Dune oh Dune, seems like I need to raise my Shield Wall for this review. Dune is one of the most important pieces of literature for the Sci-Fi genre. I?ve been raking my brain for hours on how to properly explain the importance of Dune in the sci-fi literature but y...

    Like most of my five star books, I?ve read Dune multiple times. In fact, I?d say that what makes a book more than just enjoyable and instead truly amazing is that you want to read it more than once and are rewarded for doing so. I?ve probably read Dune six times, and I?ve never...

    I have to write this review without rhythm so that it won?t attract a worm. In the distant future Arrakis is a hellhole desert planet where anyone who doesn?t die of thirst will probably be eaten by one of the giant sandworms. It?s also the only place where the precious spice ...

    I?ve been sitting at this keyboard for longer than I care to admit trying to coalesce my thoughts about Dune into something coherent. You already know it?s fantastic though, right? Dune is one of those novels that is spoken of in reverential tones by seasoned reader and relative ne...

    I can't explain what attracted me to Dune--the 1965 science fiction epic by Frank Herbert, winner of the first Nebula Award and (in a tie, with This Immortal by Roger Zelazny) the Hugo Award--any better than T.E. Lawrence could explain what attracted him to the Arabian Peninsula. The b...

    Is it space opera? Is it political commentary? Is it philosophical exploration? Is it fantasy? _Dune_ is all of these things and possibly more. One thing I do know: it's a kick-ass read! I've loved this book since I first plunged into it's mightily constructed, weird and obscure wor...

    Buddy re-read with Athena! ?To begin your study of the life of Muad'Dib, then, take care that you first place him in his time: born in the 57th year of the Padishah Emperor, Shaddam IV. And take the most special care that you locate Muad'Dib in his place: the planet Arrakis. Do no...

    Does the world need another Dune review? I very much doubt it needs mine but that never stopped me before, saturation be damned! Dune in and of itself, in isolation from the rest of the numerous other Dune books, is by general consensus the greatest sci-fi novel of all time. You may...

    Holy Shai-hulud! It was definitely time for me to finally read this truly great classic of science fiction! I must say that I've watched the two mini-series, Dune and Children of Dune, in my teenage years. Thus, I already had a grasp of the story, what it was about. However, nothin...

    Welcome to Unpopular Review Time! Where I go against what almost everyone else says about a book. Before we start, please do not be fooled by the three star rating. Even if I didn't like really like the book, I have to acknowledge there are reasons why Dune is a cornerstone of the S...

    When people ask me what my favorite book is, Dune is always my answer. Words cannot even do justice to what an epic tale this is. We learn about spirituality, human nature, politics, religion, and the making of a hero. I loved the spiritual aspects of the book the best. The philosop...

    Familiar yet strange, realistic yet fantastic, prosaic yet poetic, crystal clear yet mysterious, stiff yet graceful, cold yet passionate, detailed yet abstract, rational yet delirious, disciplined yet boundless, conservative yet progressive, obsessive yet sublime ? aaah, I think the ...

    Rating: 4* of five UPDATE 2/15/17: I found this 2003 mini-documentary about the 1984 film on YouTube. I wasn't wrong. The film wasn't very good. Beautiful, yes; good, not so much. I first read this novel in 1975. It seems impossible that it was over 40 years ago, but the math is ...

  • Carol.
    Oct 03, 2015

    There's a characteristically witty essay by Borges about a man who rewrites Don Quixote, many centuries after Cervantes. He publishes a novel with the same title, containing the same words in the same order. But, as Borges shows you, the different cultural context means it's a complete...

    No one should argue the importance Dune. It laid the foundations for a great deal of the themes and constructs in modern science fiction. Frank Herbert was as important to the genre as Isaac Asimov and Arthur Clarke. Unfortunately, just like them, he's quite dated, and his books can be...

    In my head, the purpose of this review is very clear. It is to convince YOU to read this book. Yes, you! Waste time no more. Go grab a copy. Machiavellian intrigue, mythology, religion, politics, imperialism, environmentalism, the nature of power. All this set in a mind-boggling, fr...

    Dune. No other single syllable means as much to the science fiction genre, a single word that conjures images of sandworms, spice wars, great battles between rival dynastic families and a massively detailed and intricately crafted universe. No wonder this is widely regarded as not j...

    Update: $1.99 on kindle US today 8-6-17 I was so worried that I wouldn't understand a thing in this book. I will admit there are some things that went over my head but for the most part I figured it out. I remember a billion and 65 years ago I watched the movie and was like ...

    I?m sort of tempted to try this again. I don?t think it?ll be worth the hassle though. I could never give Dune five stars because I really struggled to get into the novel in the beginning. It has taken me almost two months to read. This, for me, is a very long time to spend o...

    I blame the movie. I was an avid but novice fantasy and sci-fi reader in 1984 when David Lynch?s Dune rolled out as a big-budget adaptation of the 1965 classic book. It was an artistic and box-office failure with Roger Ebert calling it ?a real mess, an incomprehensible, ugly, un...

  • Bradley
    Mar 25, 2013

    There's a characteristically witty essay by Borges about a man who rewrites Don Quixote, many centuries after Cervantes. He publishes a novel with the same title, containing the same words in the same order. But, as Borges shows you, the different cultural context means it's a complete...

    No one should argue the importance Dune. It laid the foundations for a great deal of the themes and constructs in modern science fiction. Frank Herbert was as important to the genre as Isaac Asimov and Arthur Clarke. Unfortunately, just like them, he's quite dated, and his books can be...

    In my head, the purpose of this review is very clear. It is to convince YOU to read this book. Yes, you! Waste time no more. Go grab a copy. Machiavellian intrigue, mythology, religion, politics, imperialism, environmentalism, the nature of power. All this set in a mind-boggling, fr...

    Dune. No other single syllable means as much to the science fiction genre, a single word that conjures images of sandworms, spice wars, great battles between rival dynastic families and a massively detailed and intricately crafted universe. No wonder this is widely regarded as not j...

    Update: $1.99 on kindle US today 8-6-17 I was so worried that I wouldn't understand a thing in this book. I will admit there are some things that went over my head but for the most part I figured it out. I remember a billion and 65 years ago I watched the movie and was like ...

    I?m sort of tempted to try this again. I don?t think it?ll be worth the hassle though. I could never give Dune five stars because I really struggled to get into the novel in the beginning. It has taken me almost two months to read. This, for me, is a very long time to spend o...

    I blame the movie. I was an avid but novice fantasy and sci-fi reader in 1984 when David Lynch?s Dune rolled out as a big-budget adaptation of the 1965 classic book. It was an artistic and box-office failure with Roger Ebert calling it ?a real mess, an incomprehensible, ugly, un...

    People often forget that this series is what innovated our modern concept of science fiction (up until Neuromancer and The Martix, at least). Dune took the Space Opera and asked if it might be more than spandex, dildo-shaped rockets, and scantily-clad green women. Herbert created a vas...

    Update 8/28/17 Re-read. Number 13. :) I cry when Paul meets Gurney. I shiver when Jessica consoles Chani. I'm awestruck by the peaks and troughs of time, free-will, and the weakness in Paul even as he heroically strives against the evil that is about to be unleashed upon the univers...

  • Rajat Ubhaykar
    Mar 22, 2011

    There's a characteristically witty essay by Borges about a man who rewrites Don Quixote, many centuries after Cervantes. He publishes a novel with the same title, containing the same words in the same order. But, as Borges shows you, the different cultural context means it's a complete...

    No one should argue the importance Dune. It laid the foundations for a great deal of the themes and constructs in modern science fiction. Frank Herbert was as important to the genre as Isaac Asimov and Arthur Clarke. Unfortunately, just like them, he's quite dated, and his books can be...

    In my head, the purpose of this review is very clear. It is to convince YOU to read this book. Yes, you! Waste time no more. Go grab a copy. Machiavellian intrigue, mythology, religion, politics, imperialism, environmentalism, the nature of power. All this set in a mind-boggling, fr...

  • Jay Z
    Apr 29, 2014

    There's a characteristically witty essay by Borges about a man who rewrites Don Quixote, many centuries after Cervantes. He publishes a novel with the same title, containing the same words in the same order. But, as Borges shows you, the different cultural context means it's a complete...

    No one should argue the importance Dune. It laid the foundations for a great deal of the themes and constructs in modern science fiction. Frank Herbert was as important to the genre as Isaac Asimov and Arthur Clarke. Unfortunately, just like them, he's quite dated, and his books can be...

    In my head, the purpose of this review is very clear. It is to convince YOU to read this book. Yes, you! Waste time no more. Go grab a copy. Machiavellian intrigue, mythology, religion, politics, imperialism, environmentalism, the nature of power. All this set in a mind-boggling, fr...

    Dune. No other single syllable means as much to the science fiction genre, a single word that conjures images of sandworms, spice wars, great battles between rival dynastic families and a massively detailed and intricately crafted universe. No wonder this is widely regarded as not j...

    Update: $1.99 on kindle US today 8-6-17 I was so worried that I wouldn't understand a thing in this book. I will admit there are some things that went over my head but for the most part I figured it out. I remember a billion and 65 years ago I watched the movie and was like ...

    I?m sort of tempted to try this again. I don?t think it?ll be worth the hassle though. I could never give Dune five stars because I really struggled to get into the novel in the beginning. It has taken me almost two months to read. This, for me, is a very long time to spend o...

    I blame the movie. I was an avid but novice fantasy and sci-fi reader in 1984 when David Lynch?s Dune rolled out as a big-budget adaptation of the 1965 classic book. It was an artistic and box-office failure with Roger Ebert calling it ?a real mess, an incomprehensible, ugly, un...

    People often forget that this series is what innovated our modern concept of science fiction (up until Neuromancer and The Martix, at least). Dune took the Space Opera and asked if it might be more than spandex, dildo-shaped rockets, and scantily-clad green women. Herbert created a vas...

    Update 8/28/17 Re-read. Number 13. :) I cry when Paul meets Gurney. I shiver when Jessica consoles Chani. I'm awestruck by the peaks and troughs of time, free-will, and the weakness in Paul even as he heroically strives against the evil that is about to be unleashed upon the univers...

    3.5/5 Stars Dune oh Dune, seems like I need to raise my Shield Wall for this review. Dune is one of the most important pieces of literature for the Sci-Fi genre. I?ve been raking my brain for hours on how to properly explain the importance of Dune in the sci-fi literature but y...

    Like most of my five star books, I?ve read Dune multiple times. In fact, I?d say that what makes a book more than just enjoyable and instead truly amazing is that you want to read it more than once and are rewarded for doing so. I?ve probably read Dune six times, and I?ve never...

    I have to write this review without rhythm so that it won?t attract a worm. In the distant future Arrakis is a hellhole desert planet where anyone who doesn?t die of thirst will probably be eaten by one of the giant sandworms. It?s also the only place where the precious spice ...

    I?ve been sitting at this keyboard for longer than I care to admit trying to coalesce my thoughts about Dune into something coherent. You already know it?s fantastic though, right? Dune is one of those novels that is spoken of in reverential tones by seasoned reader and relative ne...

    I can't explain what attracted me to Dune--the 1965 science fiction epic by Frank Herbert, winner of the first Nebula Award and (in a tie, with This Immortal by Roger Zelazny) the Hugo Award--any better than T.E. Lawrence could explain what attracted him to the Arabian Peninsula. The b...

    Is it space opera? Is it political commentary? Is it philosophical exploration? Is it fantasy? _Dune_ is all of these things and possibly more. One thing I do know: it's a kick-ass read! I've loved this book since I first plunged into it's mightily constructed, weird and obscure wor...

    Buddy re-read with Athena! ?To begin your study of the life of Muad'Dib, then, take care that you first place him in his time: born in the 57th year of the Padishah Emperor, Shaddam IV. And take the most special care that you locate Muad'Dib in his place: the planet Arrakis. Do no...

    Does the world need another Dune review? I very much doubt it needs mine but that never stopped me before, saturation be damned! Dune in and of itself, in isolation from the rest of the numerous other Dune books, is by general consensus the greatest sci-fi novel of all time. You may...

    Holy Shai-hulud! It was definitely time for me to finally read this truly great classic of science fiction! I must say that I've watched the two mini-series, Dune and Children of Dune, in my teenage years. Thus, I already had a grasp of the story, what it was about. However, nothin...

    Welcome to Unpopular Review Time! Where I go against what almost everyone else says about a book. Before we start, please do not be fooled by the three star rating. Even if I didn't like really like the book, I have to acknowledge there are reasons why Dune is a cornerstone of the S...

    When people ask me what my favorite book is, Dune is always my answer. Words cannot even do justice to what an epic tale this is. We learn about spirituality, human nature, politics, religion, and the making of a hero. I loved the spiritual aspects of the book the best. The philosop...

    Familiar yet strange, realistic yet fantastic, prosaic yet poetic, crystal clear yet mysterious, stiff yet graceful, cold yet passionate, detailed yet abstract, rational yet delirious, disciplined yet boundless, conservative yet progressive, obsessive yet sublime ? aaah, I think the ...

    Rating: 4* of five UPDATE 2/15/17: I found this 2003 mini-documentary about the 1984 film on YouTube. I wasn't wrong. The film wasn't very good. Beautiful, yes; good, not so much. I first read this novel in 1975. It seems impossible that it was over 40 years ago, but the math is ...

    I guess I'm one of the few that bridge the gap between the Pride and Prejudice camp and the Dune camp. I loved both. Dune isn't a light, enjoyable read. At times it reads more like excerpts from geology, ecology, zoology, sociology, pscyhology, and political textbooks. The character...

    This is a classic science fiction book with both movies and miniseries adaptations, so I assume the majority of the people are familiar with the plot which means I will be a little less careful about giving spoilers than usual. In the distant future the humanity is ruled by an inter...

    Amazing! A masterpiece of SF with which I will probably compare all SF books that I?ll read in the future. It goes in my favorites shelf. This is my 3rd attempt to read Dune and I am really grateful that I did not succeed the first two times I tried as I was too young to understa...

    Dune is one of the best examples of the hero?s journey in fiction. Most authors, myself included, need more than one book in order to tell an epic coming-of-age story. Herbert did it in one while also creating a unique and interesting setting. Part of his genius as an author was his ...

    Dune: The greatest SF novel of all time, never to be matched by later sequels (Review of 1965 Novel, 1984 David Lynch Film, 2000 Sci-Fi Channel Miniseries, and 2013 Jodorowsky documentary) Originally posted at Fantasy Literature What more can be said about Frank Herbert?s 1965 mast...

    I reread Dune for the first time in several decades and immensely enjoyed it. I also went back to watch the feature film and had quite mixed feelings - while it was close to the overall aesthetic that Frank Herbert describes with the gorgeous desert sets and the terrifying worms, the p...

    If this is the gold standard against which all science fiction must measure and be judged, let's just blow our brains out right now and call it a day. As far as I can tell, Dune largely inspires two points of view. One marvels at its historical importance and world-building (unique...

  • Lyn
    Jul 18, 2011

    There's a characteristically witty essay by Borges about a man who rewrites Don Quixote, many centuries after Cervantes. He publishes a novel with the same title, containing the same words in the same order. But, as Borges shows you, the different cultural context means it's a complete...

    No one should argue the importance Dune. It laid the foundations for a great deal of the themes and constructs in modern science fiction. Frank Herbert was as important to the genre as Isaac Asimov and Arthur Clarke. Unfortunately, just like them, he's quite dated, and his books can be...

    In my head, the purpose of this review is very clear. It is to convince YOU to read this book. Yes, you! Waste time no more. Go grab a copy. Machiavellian intrigue, mythology, religion, politics, imperialism, environmentalism, the nature of power. All this set in a mind-boggling, fr...

    Dune. No other single syllable means as much to the science fiction genre, a single word that conjures images of sandworms, spice wars, great battles between rival dynastic families and a massively detailed and intricately crafted universe. No wonder this is widely regarded as not j...

  • Evgeny
    Sep 05, 2012

    There's a characteristically witty essay by Borges about a man who rewrites Don Quixote, many centuries after Cervantes. He publishes a novel with the same title, containing the same words in the same order. But, as Borges shows you, the different cultural context means it's a complete...

    No one should argue the importance Dune. It laid the foundations for a great deal of the themes and constructs in modern science fiction. Frank Herbert was as important to the genre as Isaac Asimov and Arthur Clarke. Unfortunately, just like them, he's quite dated, and his books can be...

    In my head, the purpose of this review is very clear. It is to convince YOU to read this book. Yes, you! Waste time no more. Go grab a copy. Machiavellian intrigue, mythology, religion, politics, imperialism, environmentalism, the nature of power. All this set in a mind-boggling, fr...

    Dune. No other single syllable means as much to the science fiction genre, a single word that conjures images of sandworms, spice wars, great battles between rival dynastic families and a massively detailed and intricately crafted universe. No wonder this is widely regarded as not j...

    Update: $1.99 on kindle US today 8-6-17 I was so worried that I wouldn't understand a thing in this book. I will admit there are some things that went over my head but for the most part I figured it out. I remember a billion and 65 years ago I watched the movie and was like ...

    I?m sort of tempted to try this again. I don?t think it?ll be worth the hassle though. I could never give Dune five stars because I really struggled to get into the novel in the beginning. It has taken me almost two months to read. This, for me, is a very long time to spend o...

    I blame the movie. I was an avid but novice fantasy and sci-fi reader in 1984 when David Lynch?s Dune rolled out as a big-budget adaptation of the 1965 classic book. It was an artistic and box-office failure with Roger Ebert calling it ?a real mess, an incomprehensible, ugly, un...

    People often forget that this series is what innovated our modern concept of science fiction (up until Neuromancer and The Martix, at least). Dune took the Space Opera and asked if it might be more than spandex, dildo-shaped rockets, and scantily-clad green women. Herbert created a vas...

    Update 8/28/17 Re-read. Number 13. :) I cry when Paul meets Gurney. I shiver when Jessica consoles Chani. I'm awestruck by the peaks and troughs of time, free-will, and the weakness in Paul even as he heroically strives against the evil that is about to be unleashed upon the univers...

    3.5/5 Stars Dune oh Dune, seems like I need to raise my Shield Wall for this review. Dune is one of the most important pieces of literature for the Sci-Fi genre. I?ve been raking my brain for hours on how to properly explain the importance of Dune in the sci-fi literature but y...

    Like most of my five star books, I?ve read Dune multiple times. In fact, I?d say that what makes a book more than just enjoyable and instead truly amazing is that you want to read it more than once and are rewarded for doing so. I?ve probably read Dune six times, and I?ve never...

    I have to write this review without rhythm so that it won?t attract a worm. In the distant future Arrakis is a hellhole desert planet where anyone who doesn?t die of thirst will probably be eaten by one of the giant sandworms. It?s also the only place where the precious spice ...

    I?ve been sitting at this keyboard for longer than I care to admit trying to coalesce my thoughts about Dune into something coherent. You already know it?s fantastic though, right? Dune is one of those novels that is spoken of in reverential tones by seasoned reader and relative ne...

    I can't explain what attracted me to Dune--the 1965 science fiction epic by Frank Herbert, winner of the first Nebula Award and (in a tie, with This Immortal by Roger Zelazny) the Hugo Award--any better than T.E. Lawrence could explain what attracted him to the Arabian Peninsula. The b...

    Is it space opera? Is it political commentary? Is it philosophical exploration? Is it fantasy? _Dune_ is all of these things and possibly more. One thing I do know: it's a kick-ass read! I've loved this book since I first plunged into it's mightily constructed, weird and obscure wor...

    Buddy re-read with Athena! ?To begin your study of the life of Muad'Dib, then, take care that you first place him in his time: born in the 57th year of the Padishah Emperor, Shaddam IV. And take the most special care that you locate Muad'Dib in his place: the planet Arrakis. Do no...

    Does the world need another Dune review? I very much doubt it needs mine but that never stopped me before, saturation be damned! Dune in and of itself, in isolation from the rest of the numerous other Dune books, is by general consensus the greatest sci-fi novel of all time. You may...

    Holy Shai-hulud! It was definitely time for me to finally read this truly great classic of science fiction! I must say that I've watched the two mini-series, Dune and Children of Dune, in my teenage years. Thus, I already had a grasp of the story, what it was about. However, nothin...

    Welcome to Unpopular Review Time! Where I go against what almost everyone else says about a book. Before we start, please do not be fooled by the three star rating. Even if I didn't like really like the book, I have to acknowledge there are reasons why Dune is a cornerstone of the S...

    When people ask me what my favorite book is, Dune is always my answer. Words cannot even do justice to what an epic tale this is. We learn about spirituality, human nature, politics, religion, and the making of a hero. I loved the spiritual aspects of the book the best. The philosop...

    Familiar yet strange, realistic yet fantastic, prosaic yet poetic, crystal clear yet mysterious, stiff yet graceful, cold yet passionate, detailed yet abstract, rational yet delirious, disciplined yet boundless, conservative yet progressive, obsessive yet sublime ? aaah, I think the ...

    Rating: 4* of five UPDATE 2/15/17: I found this 2003 mini-documentary about the 1984 film on YouTube. I wasn't wrong. The film wasn't very good. Beautiful, yes; good, not so much. I first read this novel in 1975. It seems impossible that it was over 40 years ago, but the math is ...

    I guess I'm one of the few that bridge the gap between the Pride and Prejudice camp and the Dune camp. I loved both. Dune isn't a light, enjoyable read. At times it reads more like excerpts from geology, ecology, zoology, sociology, pscyhology, and political textbooks. The character...

    This is a classic science fiction book with both movies and miniseries adaptations, so I assume the majority of the people are familiar with the plot which means I will be a little less careful about giving spoilers than usual. In the distant future the humanity is ruled by an inter...

  • Stuart
    Apr 02, 2013

    There's a characteristically witty essay by Borges about a man who rewrites Don Quixote, many centuries after Cervantes. He publishes a novel with the same title, containing the same words in the same order. But, as Borges shows you, the different cultural context means it's a complete...

    No one should argue the importance Dune. It laid the foundations for a great deal of the themes and constructs in modern science fiction. Frank Herbert was as important to the genre as Isaac Asimov and Arthur Clarke. Unfortunately, just like them, he's quite dated, and his books can be...

    In my head, the purpose of this review is very clear. It is to convince YOU to read this book. Yes, you! Waste time no more. Go grab a copy. Machiavellian intrigue, mythology, religion, politics, imperialism, environmentalism, the nature of power. All this set in a mind-boggling, fr...

    Dune. No other single syllable means as much to the science fiction genre, a single word that conjures images of sandworms, spice wars, great battles between rival dynastic families and a massively detailed and intricately crafted universe. No wonder this is widely regarded as not j...

    Update: $1.99 on kindle US today 8-6-17 I was so worried that I wouldn't understand a thing in this book. I will admit there are some things that went over my head but for the most part I figured it out. I remember a billion and 65 years ago I watched the movie and was like ...

    I?m sort of tempted to try this again. I don?t think it?ll be worth the hassle though. I could never give Dune five stars because I really struggled to get into the novel in the beginning. It has taken me almost two months to read. This, for me, is a very long time to spend o...

    I blame the movie. I was an avid but novice fantasy and sci-fi reader in 1984 when David Lynch?s Dune rolled out as a big-budget adaptation of the 1965 classic book. It was an artistic and box-office failure with Roger Ebert calling it ?a real mess, an incomprehensible, ugly, un...

    People often forget that this series is what innovated our modern concept of science fiction (up until Neuromancer and The Martix, at least). Dune took the Space Opera and asked if it might be more than spandex, dildo-shaped rockets, and scantily-clad green women. Herbert created a vas...

    Update 8/28/17 Re-read. Number 13. :) I cry when Paul meets Gurney. I shiver when Jessica consoles Chani. I'm awestruck by the peaks and troughs of time, free-will, and the weakness in Paul even as he heroically strives against the evil that is about to be unleashed upon the univers...

    3.5/5 Stars Dune oh Dune, seems like I need to raise my Shield Wall for this review. Dune is one of the most important pieces of literature for the Sci-Fi genre. I?ve been raking my brain for hours on how to properly explain the importance of Dune in the sci-fi literature but y...

    Like most of my five star books, I?ve read Dune multiple times. In fact, I?d say that what makes a book more than just enjoyable and instead truly amazing is that you want to read it more than once and are rewarded for doing so. I?ve probably read Dune six times, and I?ve never...

    I have to write this review without rhythm so that it won?t attract a worm. In the distant future Arrakis is a hellhole desert planet where anyone who doesn?t die of thirst will probably be eaten by one of the giant sandworms. It?s also the only place where the precious spice ...

    I?ve been sitting at this keyboard for longer than I care to admit trying to coalesce my thoughts about Dune into something coherent. You already know it?s fantastic though, right? Dune is one of those novels that is spoken of in reverential tones by seasoned reader and relative ne...

    I can't explain what attracted me to Dune--the 1965 science fiction epic by Frank Herbert, winner of the first Nebula Award and (in a tie, with This Immortal by Roger Zelazny) the Hugo Award--any better than T.E. Lawrence could explain what attracted him to the Arabian Peninsula. The b...

    Is it space opera? Is it political commentary? Is it philosophical exploration? Is it fantasy? _Dune_ is all of these things and possibly more. One thing I do know: it's a kick-ass read! I've loved this book since I first plunged into it's mightily constructed, weird and obscure wor...

    Buddy re-read with Athena! ?To begin your study of the life of Muad'Dib, then, take care that you first place him in his time: born in the 57th year of the Padishah Emperor, Shaddam IV. And take the most special care that you locate Muad'Dib in his place: the planet Arrakis. Do no...

    Does the world need another Dune review? I very much doubt it needs mine but that never stopped me before, saturation be damned! Dune in and of itself, in isolation from the rest of the numerous other Dune books, is by general consensus the greatest sci-fi novel of all time. You may...

    Holy Shai-hulud! It was definitely time for me to finally read this truly great classic of science fiction! I must say that I've watched the two mini-series, Dune and Children of Dune, in my teenage years. Thus, I already had a grasp of the story, what it was about. However, nothin...

    Welcome to Unpopular Review Time! Where I go against what almost everyone else says about a book. Before we start, please do not be fooled by the three star rating. Even if I didn't like really like the book, I have to acknowledge there are reasons why Dune is a cornerstone of the S...

    When people ask me what my favorite book is, Dune is always my answer. Words cannot even do justice to what an epic tale this is. We learn about spirituality, human nature, politics, religion, and the making of a hero. I loved the spiritual aspects of the book the best. The philosop...

    Familiar yet strange, realistic yet fantastic, prosaic yet poetic, crystal clear yet mysterious, stiff yet graceful, cold yet passionate, detailed yet abstract, rational yet delirious, disciplined yet boundless, conservative yet progressive, obsessive yet sublime ? aaah, I think the ...

    Rating: 4* of five UPDATE 2/15/17: I found this 2003 mini-documentary about the 1984 film on YouTube. I wasn't wrong. The film wasn't very good. Beautiful, yes; good, not so much. I first read this novel in 1975. It seems impossible that it was over 40 years ago, but the math is ...

    I guess I'm one of the few that bridge the gap between the Pride and Prejudice camp and the Dune camp. I loved both. Dune isn't a light, enjoyable read. At times it reads more like excerpts from geology, ecology, zoology, sociology, pscyhology, and political textbooks. The character...

    This is a classic science fiction book with both movies and miniseries adaptations, so I assume the majority of the people are familiar with the plot which means I will be a little less careful about giving spoilers than usual. In the distant future the humanity is ruled by an inter...

    Amazing! A masterpiece of SF with which I will probably compare all SF books that I?ll read in the future. It goes in my favorites shelf. This is my 3rd attempt to read Dune and I am really grateful that I did not succeed the first two times I tried as I was too young to understa...

    Dune is one of the best examples of the hero?s journey in fiction. Most authors, myself included, need more than one book in order to tell an epic coming-of-age story. Herbert did it in one while also creating a unique and interesting setting. Part of his genius as an author was his ...

    Dune: The greatest SF novel of all time, never to be matched by later sequels (Review of 1965 Novel, 1984 David Lynch Film, 2000 Sci-Fi Channel Miniseries, and 2013 Jodorowsky documentary) Originally posted at Fantasy Literature What more can be said about Frank Herbert?s 1965 mast...

  • Alexa
    May 12, 2014

    There's a characteristically witty essay by Borges about a man who rewrites Don Quixote, many centuries after Cervantes. He publishes a novel with the same title, containing the same words in the same order. But, as Borges shows you, the different cultural context means it's a complete...

    No one should argue the importance Dune. It laid the foundations for a great deal of the themes and constructs in modern science fiction. Frank Herbert was as important to the genre as Isaac Asimov and Arthur Clarke. Unfortunately, just like them, he's quite dated, and his books can be...

    In my head, the purpose of this review is very clear. It is to convince YOU to read this book. Yes, you! Waste time no more. Go grab a copy. Machiavellian intrigue, mythology, religion, politics, imperialism, environmentalism, the nature of power. All this set in a mind-boggling, fr...

    Dune. No other single syllable means as much to the science fiction genre, a single word that conjures images of sandworms, spice wars, great battles between rival dynastic families and a massively detailed and intricately crafted universe. No wonder this is widely regarded as not j...

    Update: $1.99 on kindle US today 8-6-17 I was so worried that I wouldn't understand a thing in this book. I will admit there are some things that went over my head but for the most part I figured it out. I remember a billion and 65 years ago I watched the movie and was like ...

    I?m sort of tempted to try this again. I don?t think it?ll be worth the hassle though. I could never give Dune five stars because I really struggled to get into the novel in the beginning. It has taken me almost two months to read. This, for me, is a very long time to spend o...

    I blame the movie. I was an avid but novice fantasy and sci-fi reader in 1984 when David Lynch?s Dune rolled out as a big-budget adaptation of the 1965 classic book. It was an artistic and box-office failure with Roger Ebert calling it ?a real mess, an incomprehensible, ugly, un...

    People often forget that this series is what innovated our modern concept of science fiction (up until Neuromancer and The Martix, at least). Dune took the Space Opera and asked if it might be more than spandex, dildo-shaped rockets, and scantily-clad green women. Herbert created a vas...

    Update 8/28/17 Re-read. Number 13. :) I cry when Paul meets Gurney. I shiver when Jessica consoles Chani. I'm awestruck by the peaks and troughs of time, free-will, and the weakness in Paul even as he heroically strives against the evil that is about to be unleashed upon the univers...

    3.5/5 Stars Dune oh Dune, seems like I need to raise my Shield Wall for this review. Dune is one of the most important pieces of literature for the Sci-Fi genre. I?ve been raking my brain for hours on how to properly explain the importance of Dune in the sci-fi literature but y...

    Like most of my five star books, I?ve read Dune multiple times. In fact, I?d say that what makes a book more than just enjoyable and instead truly amazing is that you want to read it more than once and are rewarded for doing so. I?ve probably read Dune six times, and I?ve never...

    I have to write this review without rhythm so that it won?t attract a worm. In the distant future Arrakis is a hellhole desert planet where anyone who doesn?t die of thirst will probably be eaten by one of the giant sandworms. It?s also the only place where the precious spice ...

    I?ve been sitting at this keyboard for longer than I care to admit trying to coalesce my thoughts about Dune into something coherent. You already know it?s fantastic though, right? Dune is one of those novels that is spoken of in reverential tones by seasoned reader and relative ne...

    I can't explain what attracted me to Dune--the 1965 science fiction epic by Frank Herbert, winner of the first Nebula Award and (in a tie, with This Immortal by Roger Zelazny) the Hugo Award--any better than T.E. Lawrence could explain what attracted him to the Arabian Peninsula. The b...

    Is it space opera? Is it political commentary? Is it philosophical exploration? Is it fantasy? _Dune_ is all of these things and possibly more. One thing I do know: it's a kick-ass read! I've loved this book since I first plunged into it's mightily constructed, weird and obscure wor...

    Buddy re-read with Athena! ?To begin your study of the life of Muad'Dib, then, take care that you first place him in his time: born in the 57th year of the Padishah Emperor, Shaddam IV. And take the most special care that you locate Muad'Dib in his place: the planet Arrakis. Do no...

    Does the world need another Dune review? I very much doubt it needs mine but that never stopped me before, saturation be damned! Dune in and of itself, in isolation from the rest of the numerous other Dune books, is by general consensus the greatest sci-fi novel of all time. You may...

    Holy Shai-hulud! It was definitely time for me to finally read this truly great classic of science fiction! I must say that I've watched the two mini-series, Dune and Children of Dune, in my teenage years. Thus, I already had a grasp of the story, what it was about. However, nothin...

    Welcome to Unpopular Review Time! Where I go against what almost everyone else says about a book. Before we start, please do not be fooled by the three star rating. Even if I didn't like really like the book, I have to acknowledge there are reasons why Dune is a cornerstone of the S...

  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    Jun 02, 2015

    There's a characteristically witty essay by Borges about a man who rewrites Don Quixote, many centuries after Cervantes. He publishes a novel with the same title, containing the same words in the same order. But, as Borges shows you, the different cultural context means it's a complete...

    No one should argue the importance Dune. It laid the foundations for a great deal of the themes and constructs in modern science fiction. Frank Herbert was as important to the genre as Isaac Asimov and Arthur Clarke. Unfortunately, just like them, he's quite dated, and his books can be...

    In my head, the purpose of this review is very clear. It is to convince YOU to read this book. Yes, you! Waste time no more. Go grab a copy. Machiavellian intrigue, mythology, religion, politics, imperialism, environmentalism, the nature of power. All this set in a mind-boggling, fr...

    Dune. No other single syllable means as much to the science fiction genre, a single word that conjures images of sandworms, spice wars, great battles between rival dynastic families and a massively detailed and intricately crafted universe. No wonder this is widely regarded as not j...

    Update: $1.99 on kindle US today 8-6-17 I was so worried that I wouldn't understand a thing in this book. I will admit there are some things that went over my head but for the most part I figured it out. I remember a billion and 65 years ago I watched the movie and was like ...

  • Adina
    Jul 09, 2015

    There's a characteristically witty essay by Borges about a man who rewrites Don Quixote, many centuries after Cervantes. He publishes a novel with the same title, containing the same words in the same order. But, as Borges shows you, the different cultural context means it's a complete...

    No one should argue the importance Dune. It laid the foundations for a great deal of the themes and constructs in modern science fiction. Frank Herbert was as important to the genre as Isaac Asimov and Arthur Clarke. Unfortunately, just like them, he's quite dated, and his books can be...

    In my head, the purpose of this review is very clear. It is to convince YOU to read this book. Yes, you! Waste time no more. Go grab a copy. Machiavellian intrigue, mythology, religion, politics, imperialism, environmentalism, the nature of power. All this set in a mind-boggling, fr...

    Dune. No other single syllable means as much to the science fiction genre, a single word that conjures images of sandworms, spice wars, great battles between rival dynastic families and a massively detailed and intricately crafted universe. No wonder this is widely regarded as not j...

    Update: $1.99 on kindle US today 8-6-17 I was so worried that I wouldn't understand a thing in this book. I will admit there are some things that went over my head but for the most part I figured it out. I remember a billion and 65 years ago I watched the movie and was like ...

    I?m sort of tempted to try this again. I don?t think it?ll be worth the hassle though. I could never give Dune five stars because I really struggled to get into the novel in the beginning. It has taken me almost two months to read. This, for me, is a very long time to spend o...

    I blame the movie. I was an avid but novice fantasy and sci-fi reader in 1984 when David Lynch?s Dune rolled out as a big-budget adaptation of the 1965 classic book. It was an artistic and box-office failure with Roger Ebert calling it ?a real mess, an incomprehensible, ugly, un...

    People often forget that this series is what innovated our modern concept of science fiction (up until Neuromancer and The Martix, at least). Dune took the Space Opera and asked if it might be more than spandex, dildo-shaped rockets, and scantily-clad green women. Herbert created a vas...

    Update 8/28/17 Re-read. Number 13. :) I cry when Paul meets Gurney. I shiver when Jessica consoles Chani. I'm awestruck by the peaks and troughs of time, free-will, and the weakness in Paul even as he heroically strives against the evil that is about to be unleashed upon the univers...

    3.5/5 Stars Dune oh Dune, seems like I need to raise my Shield Wall for this review. Dune is one of the most important pieces of literature for the Sci-Fi genre. I?ve been raking my brain for hours on how to properly explain the importance of Dune in the sci-fi literature but y...

    Like most of my five star books, I?ve read Dune multiple times. In fact, I?d say that what makes a book more than just enjoyable and instead truly amazing is that you want to read it more than once and are rewarded for doing so. I?ve probably read Dune six times, and I?ve never...

    I have to write this review without rhythm so that it won?t attract a worm. In the distant future Arrakis is a hellhole desert planet where anyone who doesn?t die of thirst will probably be eaten by one of the giant sandworms. It?s also the only place where the precious spice ...

    I?ve been sitting at this keyboard for longer than I care to admit trying to coalesce my thoughts about Dune into something coherent. You already know it?s fantastic though, right? Dune is one of those novels that is spoken of in reverential tones by seasoned reader and relative ne...

    I can't explain what attracted me to Dune--the 1965 science fiction epic by Frank Herbert, winner of the first Nebula Award and (in a tie, with This Immortal by Roger Zelazny) the Hugo Award--any better than T.E. Lawrence could explain what attracted him to the Arabian Peninsula. The b...

    Is it space opera? Is it political commentary? Is it philosophical exploration? Is it fantasy? _Dune_ is all of these things and possibly more. One thing I do know: it's a kick-ass read! I've loved this book since I first plunged into it's mightily constructed, weird and obscure wor...

    Buddy re-read with Athena! ?To begin your study of the life of Muad'Dib, then, take care that you first place him in his time: born in the 57th year of the Padishah Emperor, Shaddam IV. And take the most special care that you locate Muad'Dib in his place: the planet Arrakis. Do no...

    Does the world need another Dune review? I very much doubt it needs mine but that never stopped me before, saturation be damned! Dune in and of itself, in isolation from the rest of the numerous other Dune books, is by general consensus the greatest sci-fi novel of all time. You may...

    Holy Shai-hulud! It was definitely time for me to finally read this truly great classic of science fiction! I must say that I've watched the two mini-series, Dune and Children of Dune, in my teenage years. Thus, I already had a grasp of the story, what it was about. However, nothin...

    Welcome to Unpopular Review Time! Where I go against what almost everyone else says about a book. Before we start, please do not be fooled by the three star rating. Even if I didn't like really like the book, I have to acknowledge there are reasons why Dune is a cornerstone of the S...

    When people ask me what my favorite book is, Dune is always my answer. Words cannot even do justice to what an epic tale this is. We learn about spirituality, human nature, politics, religion, and the making of a hero. I loved the spiritual aspects of the book the best. The philosop...

    Familiar yet strange, realistic yet fantastic, prosaic yet poetic, crystal clear yet mysterious, stiff yet graceful, cold yet passionate, detailed yet abstract, rational yet delirious, disciplined yet boundless, conservative yet progressive, obsessive yet sublime ? aaah, I think the ...

    Rating: 4* of five UPDATE 2/15/17: I found this 2003 mini-documentary about the 1984 film on YouTube. I wasn't wrong. The film wasn't very good. Beautiful, yes; good, not so much. I first read this novel in 1975. It seems impossible that it was over 40 years ago, but the math is ...

    I guess I'm one of the few that bridge the gap between the Pride and Prejudice camp and the Dune camp. I loved both. Dune isn't a light, enjoyable read. At times it reads more like excerpts from geology, ecology, zoology, sociology, pscyhology, and political textbooks. The character...

    This is a classic science fiction book with both movies and miniseries adaptations, so I assume the majority of the people are familiar with the plot which means I will be a little less careful about giving spoilers than usual. In the distant future the humanity is ruled by an inter...

    Amazing! A masterpiece of SF with which I will probably compare all SF books that I?ll read in the future. It goes in my favorites shelf. This is my 3rd attempt to read Dune and I am really grateful that I did not succeed the first two times I tried as I was too young to understa...

  • Matthew Quann
    Jan 04, 2017

    There's a characteristically witty essay by Borges about a man who rewrites Don Quixote, many centuries after Cervantes. He publishes a novel with the same title, containing the same words in the same order. But, as Borges shows you, the different cultural context means it's a complete...

    No one should argue the importance Dune. It laid the foundations for a great deal of the themes and constructs in modern science fiction. Frank Herbert was as important to the genre as Isaac Asimov and Arthur Clarke. Unfortunately, just like them, he's quite dated, and his books can be...

    In my head, the purpose of this review is very clear. It is to convince YOU to read this book. Yes, you! Waste time no more. Go grab a copy. Machiavellian intrigue, mythology, religion, politics, imperialism, environmentalism, the nature of power. All this set in a mind-boggling, fr...

    Dune. No other single syllable means as much to the science fiction genre, a single word that conjures images of sandworms, spice wars, great battles between rival dynastic families and a massively detailed and intricately crafted universe. No wonder this is widely regarded as not j...

    Update: $1.99 on kindle US today 8-6-17 I was so worried that I wouldn't understand a thing in this book. I will admit there are some things that went over my head but for the most part I figured it out. I remember a billion and 65 years ago I watched the movie and was like ...

    I?m sort of tempted to try this again. I don?t think it?ll be worth the hassle though. I could never give Dune five stars because I really struggled to get into the novel in the beginning. It has taken me almost two months to read. This, for me, is a very long time to spend o...

    I blame the movie. I was an avid but novice fantasy and sci-fi reader in 1984 when David Lynch?s Dune rolled out as a big-budget adaptation of the 1965 classic book. It was an artistic and box-office failure with Roger Ebert calling it ?a real mess, an incomprehensible, ugly, un...

    People often forget that this series is what innovated our modern concept of science fiction (up until Neuromancer and The Martix, at least). Dune took the Space Opera and asked if it might be more than spandex, dildo-shaped rockets, and scantily-clad green women. Herbert created a vas...

    Update 8/28/17 Re-read. Number 13. :) I cry when Paul meets Gurney. I shiver when Jessica consoles Chani. I'm awestruck by the peaks and troughs of time, free-will, and the weakness in Paul even as he heroically strives against the evil that is about to be unleashed upon the univers...

    3.5/5 Stars Dune oh Dune, seems like I need to raise my Shield Wall for this review. Dune is one of the most important pieces of literature for the Sci-Fi genre. I?ve been raking my brain for hours on how to properly explain the importance of Dune in the sci-fi literature but y...

    Like most of my five star books, I?ve read Dune multiple times. In fact, I?d say that what makes a book more than just enjoyable and instead truly amazing is that you want to read it more than once and are rewarded for doing so. I?ve probably read Dune six times, and I?ve never...

    I have to write this review without rhythm so that it won?t attract a worm. In the distant future Arrakis is a hellhole desert planet where anyone who doesn?t die of thirst will probably be eaten by one of the giant sandworms. It?s also the only place where the precious spice ...

    I?ve been sitting at this keyboard for longer than I care to admit trying to coalesce my thoughts about Dune into something coherent. You already know it?s fantastic though, right? Dune is one of those novels that is spoken of in reverential tones by seasoned reader and relative ne...

  • Markus
    Dec 17, 2013

    There's a characteristically witty essay by Borges about a man who rewrites Don Quixote, many centuries after Cervantes. He publishes a novel with the same title, containing the same words in the same order. But, as Borges shows you, the different cultural context means it's a complete...

    No one should argue the importance Dune. It laid the foundations for a great deal of the themes and constructs in modern science fiction. Frank Herbert was as important to the genre as Isaac Asimov and Arthur Clarke. Unfortunately, just like them, he's quite dated, and his books can be...

    In my head, the purpose of this review is very clear. It is to convince YOU to read this book. Yes, you! Waste time no more. Go grab a copy. Machiavellian intrigue, mythology, religion, politics, imperialism, environmentalism, the nature of power. All this set in a mind-boggling, fr...

    Dune. No other single syllable means as much to the science fiction genre, a single word that conjures images of sandworms, spice wars, great battles between rival dynastic families and a massively detailed and intricately crafted universe. No wonder this is widely regarded as not j...

    Update: $1.99 on kindle US today 8-6-17 I was so worried that I wouldn't understand a thing in this book. I will admit there are some things that went over my head but for the most part I figured it out. I remember a billion and 65 years ago I watched the movie and was like ...

    I?m sort of tempted to try this again. I don?t think it?ll be worth the hassle though. I could never give Dune five stars because I really struggled to get into the novel in the beginning. It has taken me almost two months to read. This, for me, is a very long time to spend o...

    I blame the movie. I was an avid but novice fantasy and sci-fi reader in 1984 when David Lynch?s Dune rolled out as a big-budget adaptation of the 1965 classic book. It was an artistic and box-office failure with Roger Ebert calling it ?a real mess, an incomprehensible, ugly, un...

    People often forget that this series is what innovated our modern concept of science fiction (up until Neuromancer and The Martix, at least). Dune took the Space Opera and asked if it might be more than spandex, dildo-shaped rockets, and scantily-clad green women. Herbert created a vas...

    Update 8/28/17 Re-read. Number 13. :) I cry when Paul meets Gurney. I shiver when Jessica consoles Chani. I'm awestruck by the peaks and troughs of time, free-will, and the weakness in Paul even as he heroically strives against the evil that is about to be unleashed upon the univers...

    3.5/5 Stars Dune oh Dune, seems like I need to raise my Shield Wall for this review. Dune is one of the most important pieces of literature for the Sci-Fi genre. I?ve been raking my brain for hours on how to properly explain the importance of Dune in the sci-fi literature but y...

    Like most of my five star books, I?ve read Dune multiple times. In fact, I?d say that what makes a book more than just enjoyable and instead truly amazing is that you want to read it more than once and are rewarded for doing so. I?ve probably read Dune six times, and I?ve never...

    I have to write this review without rhythm so that it won?t attract a worm. In the distant future Arrakis is a hellhole desert planet where anyone who doesn?t die of thirst will probably be eaten by one of the giant sandworms. It?s also the only place where the precious spice ...

    I?ve been sitting at this keyboard for longer than I care to admit trying to coalesce my thoughts about Dune into something coherent. You already know it?s fantastic though, right? Dune is one of those novels that is spoken of in reverential tones by seasoned reader and relative ne...

    I can't explain what attracted me to Dune--the 1965 science fiction epic by Frank Herbert, winner of the first Nebula Award and (in a tie, with This Immortal by Roger Zelazny) the Hugo Award--any better than T.E. Lawrence could explain what attracted him to the Arabian Peninsula. The b...

    Is it space opera? Is it political commentary? Is it philosophical exploration? Is it fantasy? _Dune_ is all of these things and possibly more. One thing I do know: it's a kick-ass read! I've loved this book since I first plunged into it's mightily constructed, weird and obscure wor...

    Buddy re-read with Athena! ?To begin your study of the life of Muad'Dib, then, take care that you first place him in his time: born in the 57th year of the Padishah Emperor, Shaddam IV. And take the most special care that you locate Muad'Dib in his place: the planet Arrakis. Do no...

  • Joe Valdez
    Mar 17, 2017

    There's a characteristically witty essay by Borges about a man who rewrites Don Quixote, many centuries after Cervantes. He publishes a novel with the same title, containing the same words in the same order. But, as Borges shows you, the different cultural context means it's a complete...

    No one should argue the importance Dune. It laid the foundations for a great deal of the themes and constructs in modern science fiction. Frank Herbert was as important to the genre as Isaac Asimov and Arthur Clarke. Unfortunately, just like them, he's quite dated, and his books can be...

    In my head, the purpose of this review is very clear. It is to convince YOU to read this book. Yes, you! Waste time no more. Go grab a copy. Machiavellian intrigue, mythology, religion, politics, imperialism, environmentalism, the nature of power. All this set in a mind-boggling, fr...

    Dune. No other single syllable means as much to the science fiction genre, a single word that conjures images of sandworms, spice wars, great battles between rival dynastic families and a massively detailed and intricately crafted universe. No wonder this is widely regarded as not j...

    Update: $1.99 on kindle US today 8-6-17 I was so worried that I wouldn't understand a thing in this book. I will admit there are some things that went over my head but for the most part I figured it out. I remember a billion and 65 years ago I watched the movie and was like ...

    I?m sort of tempted to try this again. I don?t think it?ll be worth the hassle though. I could never give Dune five stars because I really struggled to get into the novel in the beginning. It has taken me almost two months to read. This, for me, is a very long time to spend o...

    I blame the movie. I was an avid but novice fantasy and sci-fi reader in 1984 when David Lynch?s Dune rolled out as a big-budget adaptation of the 1965 classic book. It was an artistic and box-office failure with Roger Ebert calling it ?a real mess, an incomprehensible, ugly, un...

    People often forget that this series is what innovated our modern concept of science fiction (up until Neuromancer and The Martix, at least). Dune took the Space Opera and asked if it might be more than spandex, dildo-shaped rockets, and scantily-clad green women. Herbert created a vas...

    Update 8/28/17 Re-read. Number 13. :) I cry when Paul meets Gurney. I shiver when Jessica consoles Chani. I'm awestruck by the peaks and troughs of time, free-will, and the weakness in Paul even as he heroically strives against the evil that is about to be unleashed upon the univers...

    3.5/5 Stars Dune oh Dune, seems like I need to raise my Shield Wall for this review. Dune is one of the most important pieces of literature for the Sci-Fi genre. I?ve been raking my brain for hours on how to properly explain the importance of Dune in the sci-fi literature but y...

    Like most of my five star books, I?ve read Dune multiple times. In fact, I?d say that what makes a book more than just enjoyable and instead truly amazing is that you want to read it more than once and are rewarded for doing so. I?ve probably read Dune six times, and I?ve never...

    I have to write this review without rhythm so that it won?t attract a worm. In the distant future Arrakis is a hellhole desert planet where anyone who doesn?t die of thirst will probably be eaten by one of the giant sandworms. It?s also the only place where the precious spice ...

    I?ve been sitting at this keyboard for longer than I care to admit trying to coalesce my thoughts about Dune into something coherent. You already know it?s fantastic though, right? Dune is one of those novels that is spoken of in reverential tones by seasoned reader and relative ne...

    I can't explain what attracted me to Dune--the 1965 science fiction epic by Frank Herbert, winner of the first Nebula Award and (in a tie, with This Immortal by Roger Zelazny) the Hugo Award--any better than T.E. Lawrence could explain what attracted him to the Arabian Peninsula. The b...

  • Bookdragon Sean
    May 02, 2015

    There's a characteristically witty essay by Borges about a man who rewrites Don Quixote, many centuries after Cervantes. He publishes a novel with the same title, containing the same words in the same order. But, as Borges shows you, the different cultural context means it's a complete...

    No one should argue the importance Dune. It laid the foundations for a great deal of the themes and constructs in modern science fiction. Frank Herbert was as important to the genre as Isaac Asimov and Arthur Clarke. Unfortunately, just like them, he's quite dated, and his books can be...

    In my head, the purpose of this review is very clear. It is to convince YOU to read this book. Yes, you! Waste time no more. Go grab a copy. Machiavellian intrigue, mythology, religion, politics, imperialism, environmentalism, the nature of power. All this set in a mind-boggling, fr...

    Dune. No other single syllable means as much to the science fiction genre, a single word that conjures images of sandworms, spice wars, great battles between rival dynastic families and a massively detailed and intricately crafted universe. No wonder this is widely regarded as not j...

    Update: $1.99 on kindle US today 8-6-17 I was so worried that I wouldn't understand a thing in this book. I will admit there are some things that went over my head but for the most part I figured it out. I remember a billion and 65 years ago I watched the movie and was like ...

    I?m sort of tempted to try this again. I don?t think it?ll be worth the hassle though. I could never give Dune five stars because I really struggled to get into the novel in the beginning. It has taken me almost two months to read. This, for me, is a very long time to spend o...

  • Jan Philipzig
    Jan 06, 2016

    There's a characteristically witty essay by Borges about a man who rewrites Don Quixote, many centuries after Cervantes. He publishes a novel with the same title, containing the same words in the same order. But, as Borges shows you, the different cultural context means it's a complete...

    No one should argue the importance Dune. It laid the foundations for a great deal of the themes and constructs in modern science fiction. Frank Herbert was as important to the genre as Isaac Asimov and Arthur Clarke. Unfortunately, just like them, he's quite dated, and his books can be...

    In my head, the purpose of this review is very clear. It is to convince YOU to read this book. Yes, you! Waste time no more. Go grab a copy. Machiavellian intrigue, mythology, religion, politics, imperialism, environmentalism, the nature of power. All this set in a mind-boggling, fr...

    Dune. No other single syllable means as much to the science fiction genre, a single word that conjures images of sandworms, spice wars, great battles between rival dynastic families and a massively detailed and intricately crafted universe. No wonder this is widely regarded as not j...

    Update: $1.99 on kindle US today 8-6-17 I was so worried that I wouldn't understand a thing in this book. I will admit there are some things that went over my head but for the most part I figured it out. I remember a billion and 65 years ago I watched the movie and was like ...

    I?m sort of tempted to try this again. I don?t think it?ll be worth the hassle though. I could never give Dune five stars because I really struggled to get into the novel in the beginning. It has taken me almost two months to read. This, for me, is a very long time to spend o...

    I blame the movie. I was an avid but novice fantasy and sci-fi reader in 1984 when David Lynch?s Dune rolled out as a big-budget adaptation of the 1965 classic book. It was an artistic and box-office failure with Roger Ebert calling it ?a real mess, an incomprehensible, ugly, un...

    People often forget that this series is what innovated our modern concept of science fiction (up until Neuromancer and The Martix, at least). Dune took the Space Opera and asked if it might be more than spandex, dildo-shaped rockets, and scantily-clad green women. Herbert created a vas...

    Update 8/28/17 Re-read. Number 13. :) I cry when Paul meets Gurney. I shiver when Jessica consoles Chani. I'm awestruck by the peaks and troughs of time, free-will, and the weakness in Paul even as he heroically strives against the evil that is about to be unleashed upon the univers...

    3.5/5 Stars Dune oh Dune, seems like I need to raise my Shield Wall for this review. Dune is one of the most important pieces of literature for the Sci-Fi genre. I?ve been raking my brain for hours on how to properly explain the importance of Dune in the sci-fi literature but y...

    Like most of my five star books, I?ve read Dune multiple times. In fact, I?d say that what makes a book more than just enjoyable and instead truly amazing is that you want to read it more than once and are rewarded for doing so. I?ve probably read Dune six times, and I?ve never...

    I have to write this review without rhythm so that it won?t attract a worm. In the distant future Arrakis is a hellhole desert planet where anyone who doesn?t die of thirst will probably be eaten by one of the giant sandworms. It?s also the only place where the precious spice ...

    I?ve been sitting at this keyboard for longer than I care to admit trying to coalesce my thoughts about Dune into something coherent. You already know it?s fantastic though, right? Dune is one of those novels that is spoken of in reverential tones by seasoned reader and relative ne...

    I can't explain what attracted me to Dune--the 1965 science fiction epic by Frank Herbert, winner of the first Nebula Award and (in a tie, with This Immortal by Roger Zelazny) the Hugo Award--any better than T.E. Lawrence could explain what attracted him to the Arabian Peninsula. The b...

    Is it space opera? Is it political commentary? Is it philosophical exploration? Is it fantasy? _Dune_ is all of these things and possibly more. One thing I do know: it's a kick-ass read! I've loved this book since I first plunged into it's mightily constructed, weird and obscure wor...

    Buddy re-read with Athena! ?To begin your study of the life of Muad'Dib, then, take care that you first place him in his time: born in the 57th year of the Padishah Emperor, Shaddam IV. And take the most special care that you locate Muad'Dib in his place: the planet Arrakis. Do no...

    Does the world need another Dune review? I very much doubt it needs mine but that never stopped me before, saturation be damned! Dune in and of itself, in isolation from the rest of the numerous other Dune books, is by general consensus the greatest sci-fi novel of all time. You may...

    Holy Shai-hulud! It was definitely time for me to finally read this truly great classic of science fiction! I must say that I've watched the two mini-series, Dune and Children of Dune, in my teenage years. Thus, I already had a grasp of the story, what it was about. However, nothin...

    Welcome to Unpopular Review Time! Where I go against what almost everyone else says about a book. Before we start, please do not be fooled by the three star rating. Even if I didn't like really like the book, I have to acknowledge there are reasons why Dune is a cornerstone of the S...

    When people ask me what my favorite book is, Dune is always my answer. Words cannot even do justice to what an epic tale this is. We learn about spirituality, human nature, politics, religion, and the making of a hero. I loved the spiritual aspects of the book the best. The philosop...

    Familiar yet strange, realistic yet fantastic, prosaic yet poetic, crystal clear yet mysterious, stiff yet graceful, cold yet passionate, detailed yet abstract, rational yet delirious, disciplined yet boundless, conservative yet progressive, obsessive yet sublime ? aaah, I think the ...

  • Christopher Paolini
    Mar 21, 2016

    There's a characteristically witty essay by Borges about a man who rewrites Don Quixote, many centuries after Cervantes. He publishes a novel with the same title, containing the same words in the same order. But, as Borges shows you, the different cultural context means it's a complete...

    No one should argue the importance Dune. It laid the foundations for a great deal of the themes and constructs in modern science fiction. Frank Herbert was as important to the genre as Isaac Asimov and Arthur Clarke. Unfortunately, just like them, he's quite dated, and his books can be...

    In my head, the purpose of this review is very clear. It is to convince YOU to read this book. Yes, you! Waste time no more. Go grab a copy. Machiavellian intrigue, mythology, religion, politics, imperialism, environmentalism, the nature of power. All this set in a mind-boggling, fr...

    Dune. No other single syllable means as much to the science fiction genre, a single word that conjures images of sandworms, spice wars, great battles between rival dynastic families and a massively detailed and intricately crafted universe. No wonder this is widely regarded as not j...

    Update: $1.99 on kindle US today 8-6-17 I was so worried that I wouldn't understand a thing in this book. I will admit there are some things that went over my head but for the most part I figured it out. I remember a billion and 65 years ago I watched the movie and was like ...

    I?m sort of tempted to try this again. I don?t think it?ll be worth the hassle though. I could never give Dune five stars because I really struggled to get into the novel in the beginning. It has taken me almost two months to read. This, for me, is a very long time to spend o...

    I blame the movie. I was an avid but novice fantasy and sci-fi reader in 1984 when David Lynch?s Dune rolled out as a big-budget adaptation of the 1965 classic book. It was an artistic and box-office failure with Roger Ebert calling it ?a real mess, an incomprehensible, ugly, un...

    People often forget that this series is what innovated our modern concept of science fiction (up until Neuromancer and The Martix, at least). Dune took the Space Opera and asked if it might be more than spandex, dildo-shaped rockets, and scantily-clad green women. Herbert created a vas...

    Update 8/28/17 Re-read. Number 13. :) I cry when Paul meets Gurney. I shiver when Jessica consoles Chani. I'm awestruck by the peaks and troughs of time, free-will, and the weakness in Paul even as he heroically strives against the evil that is about to be unleashed upon the univers...

    3.5/5 Stars Dune oh Dune, seems like I need to raise my Shield Wall for this review. Dune is one of the most important pieces of literature for the Sci-Fi genre. I?ve been raking my brain for hours on how to properly explain the importance of Dune in the sci-fi literature but y...

    Like most of my five star books, I?ve read Dune multiple times. In fact, I?d say that what makes a book more than just enjoyable and instead truly amazing is that you want to read it more than once and are rewarded for doing so. I?ve probably read Dune six times, and I?ve never...

    I have to write this review without rhythm so that it won?t attract a worm. In the distant future Arrakis is a hellhole desert planet where anyone who doesn?t die of thirst will probably be eaten by one of the giant sandworms. It?s also the only place where the precious spice ...

    I?ve been sitting at this keyboard for longer than I care to admit trying to coalesce my thoughts about Dune into something coherent. You already know it?s fantastic though, right? Dune is one of those novels that is spoken of in reverential tones by seasoned reader and relative ne...

    I can't explain what attracted me to Dune--the 1965 science fiction epic by Frank Herbert, winner of the first Nebula Award and (in a tie, with This Immortal by Roger Zelazny) the Hugo Award--any better than T.E. Lawrence could explain what attracted him to the Arabian Peninsula. The b...

    Is it space opera? Is it political commentary? Is it philosophical exploration? Is it fantasy? _Dune_ is all of these things and possibly more. One thing I do know: it's a kick-ass read! I've loved this book since I first plunged into it's mightily constructed, weird and obscure wor...

    Buddy re-read with Athena! ?To begin your study of the life of Muad'Dib, then, take care that you first place him in his time: born in the 57th year of the Padishah Emperor, Shaddam IV. And take the most special care that you locate Muad'Dib in his place: the planet Arrakis. Do no...

    Does the world need another Dune review? I very much doubt it needs mine but that never stopped me before, saturation be damned! Dune in and of itself, in isolation from the rest of the numerous other Dune books, is by general consensus the greatest sci-fi novel of all time. You may...

    Holy Shai-hulud! It was definitely time for me to finally read this truly great classic of science fiction! I must say that I've watched the two mini-series, Dune and Children of Dune, in my teenage years. Thus, I already had a grasp of the story, what it was about. However, nothin...

    Welcome to Unpopular Review Time! Where I go against what almost everyone else says about a book. Before we start, please do not be fooled by the three star rating. Even if I didn't like really like the book, I have to acknowledge there are reasons why Dune is a cornerstone of the S...

    When people ask me what my favorite book is, Dune is always my answer. Words cannot even do justice to what an epic tale this is. We learn about spirituality, human nature, politics, religion, and the making of a hero. I loved the spiritual aspects of the book the best. The philosop...

    Familiar yet strange, realistic yet fantastic, prosaic yet poetic, crystal clear yet mysterious, stiff yet graceful, cold yet passionate, detailed yet abstract, rational yet delirious, disciplined yet boundless, conservative yet progressive, obsessive yet sublime ? aaah, I think the ...

    Rating: 4* of five UPDATE 2/15/17: I found this 2003 mini-documentary about the 1984 film on YouTube. I wasn't wrong. The film wasn't very good. Beautiful, yes; good, not so much. I first read this novel in 1975. It seems impossible that it was over 40 years ago, but the math is ...

    I guess I'm one of the few that bridge the gap between the Pride and Prejudice camp and the Dune camp. I loved both. Dune isn't a light, enjoyable read. At times it reads more like excerpts from geology, ecology, zoology, sociology, pscyhology, and political textbooks. The character...

    This is a classic science fiction book with both movies and miniseries adaptations, so I assume the majority of the people are familiar with the plot which means I will be a little less careful about giving spoilers than usual. In the distant future the humanity is ruled by an inter...

    Amazing! A masterpiece of SF with which I will probably compare all SF books that I?ll read in the future. It goes in my favorites shelf. This is my 3rd attempt to read Dune and I am really grateful that I did not succeed the first two times I tried as I was too young to understa...

    Dune is one of the best examples of the hero?s journey in fiction. Most authors, myself included, need more than one book in order to tell an epic coming-of-age story. Herbert did it in one while also creating a unique and interesting setting. Part of his genius as an author was his ...

  • Hasham Rasool
    Nov 14, 2016

    There's a characteristically witty essay by Borges about a man who rewrites Don Quixote, many centuries after Cervantes. He publishes a novel with the same title, containing the same words in the same order. But, as Borges shows you, the different cultural context means it's a complete...

    No one should argue the importance Dune. It laid the foundations for a great deal of the themes and constructs in modern science fiction. Frank Herbert was as important to the genre as Isaac Asimov and Arthur Clarke. Unfortunately, just like them, he's quite dated, and his books can be...

    In my head, the purpose of this review is very clear. It is to convince YOU to read this book. Yes, you! Waste time no more. Go grab a copy. Machiavellian intrigue, mythology, religion, politics, imperialism, environmentalism, the nature of power. All this set in a mind-boggling, fr...

    Dune. No other single syllable means as much to the science fiction genre, a single word that conjures images of sandworms, spice wars, great battles between rival dynastic families and a massively detailed and intricately crafted universe. No wonder this is widely regarded as not j...

    Update: $1.99 on kindle US today 8-6-17 I was so worried that I wouldn't understand a thing in this book. I will admit there are some things that went over my head but for the most part I figured it out. I remember a billion and 65 years ago I watched the movie and was like ...

    I?m sort of tempted to try this again. I don?t think it?ll be worth the hassle though. I could never give Dune five stars because I really struggled to get into the novel in the beginning. It has taken me almost two months to read. This, for me, is a very long time to spend o...

    I blame the movie. I was an avid but novice fantasy and sci-fi reader in 1984 when David Lynch?s Dune rolled out as a big-budget adaptation of the 1965 classic book. It was an artistic and box-office failure with Roger Ebert calling it ?a real mess, an incomprehensible, ugly, un...

    People often forget that this series is what innovated our modern concept of science fiction (up until Neuromancer and The Martix, at least). Dune took the Space Opera and asked if it might be more than spandex, dildo-shaped rockets, and scantily-clad green women. Herbert created a vas...

    Update 8/28/17 Re-read. Number 13. :) I cry when Paul meets Gurney. I shiver when Jessica consoles Chani. I'm awestruck by the peaks and troughs of time, free-will, and the weakness in Paul even as he heroically strives against the evil that is about to be unleashed upon the univers...

    3.5/5 Stars Dune oh Dune, seems like I need to raise my Shield Wall for this review. Dune is one of the most important pieces of literature for the Sci-Fi genre. I?ve been raking my brain for hours on how to properly explain the importance of Dune in the sci-fi literature but y...

    Like most of my five star books, I?ve read Dune multiple times. In fact, I?d say that what makes a book more than just enjoyable and instead truly amazing is that you want to read it more than once and are rewarded for doing so. I?ve probably read Dune six times, and I?ve never...

    I have to write this review without rhythm so that it won?t attract a worm. In the distant future Arrakis is a hellhole desert planet where anyone who doesn?t die of thirst will probably be eaten by one of the giant sandworms. It?s also the only place where the precious spice ...

    I?ve been sitting at this keyboard for longer than I care to admit trying to coalesce my thoughts about Dune into something coherent. You already know it?s fantastic though, right? Dune is one of those novels that is spoken of in reverential tones by seasoned reader and relative ne...

    I can't explain what attracted me to Dune--the 1965 science fiction epic by Frank Herbert, winner of the first Nebula Award and (in a tie, with This Immortal by Roger Zelazny) the Hugo Award--any better than T.E. Lawrence could explain what attracted him to the Arabian Peninsula. The b...

    Is it space opera? Is it political commentary? Is it philosophical exploration? Is it fantasy? _Dune_ is all of these things and possibly more. One thing I do know: it's a kick-ass read! I've loved this book since I first plunged into it's mightily constructed, weird and obscure wor...

    Buddy re-read with Athena! ?To begin your study of the life of Muad'Dib, then, take care that you first place him in his time: born in the 57th year of the Padishah Emperor, Shaddam IV. And take the most special care that you locate Muad'Dib in his place: the planet Arrakis. Do no...

    Does the world need another Dune review? I very much doubt it needs mine but that never stopped me before, saturation be damned! Dune in and of itself, in isolation from the rest of the numerous other Dune books, is by general consensus the greatest sci-fi novel of all time. You may...

    Holy Shai-hulud! It was definitely time for me to finally read this truly great classic of science fiction! I must say that I've watched the two mini-series, Dune and Children of Dune, in my teenage years. Thus, I already had a grasp of the story, what it was about. However, nothin...

    Welcome to Unpopular Review Time! Where I go against what almost everyone else says about a book. Before we start, please do not be fooled by the three star rating. Even if I didn't like really like the book, I have to acknowledge there are reasons why Dune is a cornerstone of the S...

    When people ask me what my favorite book is, Dune is always my answer. Words cannot even do justice to what an epic tale this is. We learn about spirituality, human nature, politics, religion, and the making of a hero. I loved the spiritual aspects of the book the best. The philosop...

    Familiar yet strange, realistic yet fantastic, prosaic yet poetic, crystal clear yet mysterious, stiff yet graceful, cold yet passionate, detailed yet abstract, rational yet delirious, disciplined yet boundless, conservative yet progressive, obsessive yet sublime ? aaah, I think the ...

    Rating: 4* of five UPDATE 2/15/17: I found this 2003 mini-documentary about the 1984 film on YouTube. I wasn't wrong. The film wasn't very good. Beautiful, yes; good, not so much. I first read this novel in 1975. It seems impossible that it was over 40 years ago, but the math is ...

    I guess I'm one of the few that bridge the gap between the Pride and Prejudice camp and the Dune camp. I loved both. Dune isn't a light, enjoyable read. At times it reads more like excerpts from geology, ecology, zoology, sociology, pscyhology, and political textbooks. The character...

    This is a classic science fiction book with both movies and miniseries adaptations, so I assume the majority of the people are familiar with the plot which means I will be a little less careful about giving spoilers than usual. In the distant future the humanity is ruled by an inter...

    Amazing! A masterpiece of SF with which I will probably compare all SF books that I?ll read in the future. It goes in my favorites shelf. This is my 3rd attempt to read Dune and I am really grateful that I did not succeed the first two times I tried as I was too young to understa...

    Dune is one of the best examples of the hero?s journey in fiction. Most authors, myself included, need more than one book in order to tell an epic coming-of-age story. Herbert did it in one while also creating a unique and interesting setting. Part of his genius as an author was his ...

    Dune: The greatest SF novel of all time, never to be matched by later sequels (Review of 1965 Novel, 1984 David Lynch Film, 2000 Sci-Fi Channel Miniseries, and 2013 Jodorowsky documentary) Originally posted at Fantasy Literature What more can be said about Frank Herbert?s 1965 mast...

    I reread Dune for the first time in several decades and immensely enjoyed it. I also went back to watch the feature film and had quite mixed feelings - while it was close to the overall aesthetic that Frank Herbert describes with the gorgeous desert sets and the terrifying worms, the p...

    If this is the gold standard against which all science fiction must measure and be judged, let's just blow our brains out right now and call it a day. As far as I can tell, Dune largely inspires two points of view. One marvels at its historical importance and world-building (unique...

    "The Litany Against Fear I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the f...

  • Michael Finocchiaro
    Oct 22, 2017

    There's a characteristically witty essay by Borges about a man who rewrites Don Quixote, many centuries after Cervantes. He publishes a novel with the same title, containing the same words in the same order. But, as Borges shows you, the different cultural context means it's a complete...

    No one should argue the importance Dune. It laid the foundations for a great deal of the themes and constructs in modern science fiction. Frank Herbert was as important to the genre as Isaac Asimov and Arthur Clarke. Unfortunately, just like them, he's quite dated, and his books can be...

    In my head, the purpose of this review is very clear. It is to convince YOU to read this book. Yes, you! Waste time no more. Go grab a copy. Machiavellian intrigue, mythology, religion, politics, imperialism, environmentalism, the nature of power. All this set in a mind-boggling, fr...

    Dune. No other single syllable means as much to the science fiction genre, a single word that conjures images of sandworms, spice wars, great battles between rival dynastic families and a massively detailed and intricately crafted universe. No wonder this is widely regarded as not j...

    Update: $1.99 on kindle US today 8-6-17 I was so worried that I wouldn't understand a thing in this book. I will admit there are some things that went over my head but for the most part I figured it out. I remember a billion and 65 years ago I watched the movie and was like ...

    I?m sort of tempted to try this again. I don?t think it?ll be worth the hassle though. I could never give Dune five stars because I really struggled to get into the novel in the beginning. It has taken me almost two months to read. This, for me, is a very long time to spend o...

    I blame the movie. I was an avid but novice fantasy and sci-fi reader in 1984 when David Lynch?s Dune rolled out as a big-budget adaptation of the 1965 classic book. It was an artistic and box-office failure with Roger Ebert calling it ?a real mess, an incomprehensible, ugly, un...

    People often forget that this series is what innovated our modern concept of science fiction (up until Neuromancer and The Martix, at least). Dune took the Space Opera and asked if it might be more than spandex, dildo-shaped rockets, and scantily-clad green women. Herbert created a vas...

    Update 8/28/17 Re-read. Number 13. :) I cry when Paul meets Gurney. I shiver when Jessica consoles Chani. I'm awestruck by the peaks and troughs of time, free-will, and the weakness in Paul even as he heroically strives against the evil that is about to be unleashed upon the univers...

    3.5/5 Stars Dune oh Dune, seems like I need to raise my Shield Wall for this review. Dune is one of the most important pieces of literature for the Sci-Fi genre. I?ve been raking my brain for hours on how to properly explain the importance of Dune in the sci-fi literature but y...

    Like most of my five star books, I?ve read Dune multiple times. In fact, I?d say that what makes a book more than just enjoyable and instead truly amazing is that you want to read it more than once and are rewarded for doing so. I?ve probably read Dune six times, and I?ve never...

    I have to write this review without rhythm so that it won?t attract a worm. In the distant future Arrakis is a hellhole desert planet where anyone who doesn?t die of thirst will probably be eaten by one of the giant sandworms. It?s also the only place where the precious spice ...

    I?ve been sitting at this keyboard for longer than I care to admit trying to coalesce my thoughts about Dune into something coherent. You already know it?s fantastic though, right? Dune is one of those novels that is spoken of in reverential tones by seasoned reader and relative ne...

    I can't explain what attracted me to Dune--the 1965 science fiction epic by Frank Herbert, winner of the first Nebula Award and (in a tie, with This Immortal by Roger Zelazny) the Hugo Award--any better than T.E. Lawrence could explain what attracted him to the Arabian Peninsula. The b...

    Is it space opera? Is it political commentary? Is it philosophical exploration? Is it fantasy? _Dune_ is all of these things and possibly more. One thing I do know: it's a kick-ass read! I've loved this book since I first plunged into it's mightily constructed, weird and obscure wor...

    Buddy re-read with Athena! ?To begin your study of the life of Muad'Dib, then, take care that you first place him in his time: born in the 57th year of the Padishah Emperor, Shaddam IV. And take the most special care that you locate Muad'Dib in his place: the planet Arrakis. Do no...

    Does the world need another Dune review? I very much doubt it needs mine but that never stopped me before, saturation be damned! Dune in and of itself, in isolation from the rest of the numerous other Dune books, is by general consensus the greatest sci-fi novel of all time. You may...

    Holy Shai-hulud! It was definitely time for me to finally read this truly great classic of science fiction! I must say that I've watched the two mini-series, Dune and Children of Dune, in my teenage years. Thus, I already had a grasp of the story, what it was about. However, nothin...

    Welcome to Unpopular Review Time! Where I go against what almost everyone else says about a book. Before we start, please do not be fooled by the three star rating. Even if I didn't like really like the book, I have to acknowledge there are reasons why Dune is a cornerstone of the S...

    When people ask me what my favorite book is, Dune is always my answer. Words cannot even do justice to what an epic tale this is. We learn about spirituality, human nature, politics, religion, and the making of a hero. I loved the spiritual aspects of the book the best. The philosop...

    Familiar yet strange, realistic yet fantastic, prosaic yet poetic, crystal clear yet mysterious, stiff yet graceful, cold yet passionate, detailed yet abstract, rational yet delirious, disciplined yet boundless, conservative yet progressive, obsessive yet sublime ? aaah, I think the ...

    Rating: 4* of five UPDATE 2/15/17: I found this 2003 mini-documentary about the 1984 film on YouTube. I wasn't wrong. The film wasn't very good. Beautiful, yes; good, not so much. I first read this novel in 1975. It seems impossible that it was over 40 years ago, but the math is ...

    I guess I'm one of the few that bridge the gap between the Pride and Prejudice camp and the Dune camp. I loved both. Dune isn't a light, enjoyable read. At times it reads more like excerpts from geology, ecology, zoology, sociology, pscyhology, and political textbooks. The character...

    This is a classic science fiction book with both movies and miniseries adaptations, so I assume the majority of the people are familiar with the plot which means I will be a little less careful about giving spoilers than usual. In the distant future the humanity is ruled by an inter...

    Amazing! A masterpiece of SF with which I will probably compare all SF books that I?ll read in the future. It goes in my favorites shelf. This is my 3rd attempt to read Dune and I am really grateful that I did not succeed the first two times I tried as I was too young to understa...

    Dune is one of the best examples of the hero?s journey in fiction. Most authors, myself included, need more than one book in order to tell an epic coming-of-age story. Herbert did it in one while also creating a unique and interesting setting. Part of his genius as an author was his ...

    Dune: The greatest SF novel of all time, never to be matched by later sequels (Review of 1965 Novel, 1984 David Lynch Film, 2000 Sci-Fi Channel Miniseries, and 2013 Jodorowsky documentary) Originally posted at Fantasy Literature What more can be said about Frank Herbert?s 1965 mast...

    I reread Dune for the first time in several decades and immensely enjoyed it. I also went back to watch the feature film and had quite mixed feelings - while it was close to the overall aesthetic that Frank Herbert describes with the gorgeous desert sets and the terrifying worms, the p...

  • Petrik
    Nov 10, 2017

    There's a characteristically witty essay by Borges about a man who rewrites Don Quixote, many centuries after Cervantes. He publishes a novel with the same title, containing the same words in the same order. But, as Borges shows you, the different cultural context means it's a complete...

    No one should argue the importance Dune. It laid the foundations for a great deal of the themes and constructs in modern science fiction. Frank Herbert was as important to the genre as Isaac Asimov and Arthur Clarke. Unfortunately, just like them, he's quite dated, and his books can be...

    In my head, the purpose of this review is very clear. It is to convince YOU to read this book. Yes, you! Waste time no more. Go grab a copy. Machiavellian intrigue, mythology, religion, politics, imperialism, environmentalism, the nature of power. All this set in a mind-boggling, fr...

    Dune. No other single syllable means as much to the science fiction genre, a single word that conjures images of sandworms, spice wars, great battles between rival dynastic families and a massively detailed and intricately crafted universe. No wonder this is widely regarded as not j...

    Update: $1.99 on kindle US today 8-6-17 I was so worried that I wouldn't understand a thing in this book. I will admit there are some things that went over my head but for the most part I figured it out. I remember a billion and 65 years ago I watched the movie and was like ...

    I?m sort of tempted to try this again. I don?t think it?ll be worth the hassle though. I could never give Dune five stars because I really struggled to get into the novel in the beginning. It has taken me almost two months to read. This, for me, is a very long time to spend o...

    I blame the movie. I was an avid but novice fantasy and sci-fi reader in 1984 when David Lynch?s Dune rolled out as a big-budget adaptation of the 1965 classic book. It was an artistic and box-office failure with Roger Ebert calling it ?a real mess, an incomprehensible, ugly, un...

    People often forget that this series is what innovated our modern concept of science fiction (up until Neuromancer and The Martix, at least). Dune took the Space Opera and asked if it might be more than spandex, dildo-shaped rockets, and scantily-clad green women. Herbert created a vas...

    Update 8/28/17 Re-read. Number 13. :) I cry when Paul meets Gurney. I shiver when Jessica consoles Chani. I'm awestruck by the peaks and troughs of time, free-will, and the weakness in Paul even as he heroically strives against the evil that is about to be unleashed upon the univers...

    3.5/5 Stars Dune oh Dune, seems like I need to raise my Shield Wall for this review. Dune is one of the most important pieces of literature for the Sci-Fi genre. I?ve been raking my brain for hours on how to properly explain the importance of Dune in the sci-fi literature but y...