Dune
1965 • 704 pages

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Average rating4.3

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I can't believe I waited almost 20 years to read this book! This book blew my mind and I can see why it's been called the best science fiction novel in history.

The world Herbert has created is immensely rich in detail. He has put an immense amount of thought into the planet Arrakis, its landscape and ecosystem, the political and religious setting of the world around it. By the end of the book I feel like Arrakis is a real place I have seen.

Dune has it all: fighting and laser guns, politics and conspiracy, superhuman mental abilities and witches, a likeable protagonist-a hero, a barren planet with a rough climate where only the toughest and the strongest survive and huge worms. And spice.

I can't wait to see the movie that's supposed to come out this year and I hope it does the book justice.

January 21, 2020Report this review