While I found a lot to enjoy in Dune, I don???t disagree with the main points presented by many of the people writing negative reviews. The early chapters are slow and tedious, but they lay the foundation for a lot of interesting things to come. Although the book has a dated writing style that comes across as long-winded and stuffy, I gradually stopped noticing it as much after a few chapters.
To me, Dune excels most in its world-building. While reading, I constantly found myself wanting to know more about this society, where computers are outlawed, yet FTL space travel is still possible. I relished every tidbit of information I got, as it added depth and intrigue to the narrative.
Overall, Dune is an excellent read, featuring a fascinating setting that extends far beyond the bounds of the story contained in the book. If these elements pique your interest and you can overlook some of its old-style writing, you???ll probably enjoy Dune, as I did.