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@READ BOOK õ Dune à A Deluxe Hardcover Edition Of Frank Herbert S Epic Masterpiece A Triumph Of The Imagination And One Of The Bestselling Science Fiction Novels Of All Time This Deluxe Hardcover Edition Of Dune Includes An Iconic New Cover Stained Edges And Fully Illustrated Endpapers A Beautifully Designed Poster On The Interior Of The Jacket A Redesigned World Map Of Dune An Updated Introduction By Brian HerbertSet On The Desert Planet Arrakis, Dune Is The Story Of The Boy Paul Atreides, Heir To A Noble Family Tasked With Ruling An Inhospitable World Where The Only Thing Of Value Is The Spice Melange, A Drug Capable Of Extending Life And Enhancing Consciousness Coveted Across The Known Universe, Melange Is A Prize Worth Killing ForWhen House Atreides Is Betrayed, The Destruction Of Paul S Family Will Set The Boy On A Journey Toward A Destiny Greater Than He Could Ever Have Imagined And As He Evolves Into The Mysterious Man Known As Muad Dib, He Will Bring To Fruition Humankind S Most Ancient And Unattainable Dream.A Stunning Blend Of Adventure And Mysticism, Environmentalism And Politics, Dune Won The First Nebula Award, Shared The Hugo Award, And Formed The Basis Of What Is Undoubtedly The Grandest Epic In Science Fiction.


10 thoughts on “Dune

  1. Manny Manny says:

    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 completely new book What was once trite and commonplace is now daring and new, and vice versa It just happens to look like Cervantes s masterpiece.Similarly, imagine the man who was brave or stupid enough to rewrite Dune in the early 21st century Like many people who grew up in the 60s and 70s, I read the book in my early teens What an amazing story Those kick ass Fremen All those cool, weird sounding names and expressions they use They even have a useful glossary in the back The disgusting, corrupt, slimy Harkonnens don t you just l...


  2. John Wiswell John Wiswell says:

    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 a labor to read One thing he maintained from old science fiction was prim and scientific dialogue that no one would ever actually speak I ve known many scientists, and they don t talk like this You re not going to convince me a child does.The stuffy dialogue is inserted into even stuffier narrative, until it feels like nothing is organic about Herbert s prose This is a terrible tragedy when you ve got a world that he put so much effort into building and it is an amazing feat of world building, technically interplanetary building But unlike...


  3. Emily (Books with Emily Fox) Emily (Books with Emily Fox) says:

    Nope Sorry I don t get it.I was able to finish it by listening to the audiobook but I was bored throughout the whole 21h.So many descriptions anyone else found the way Paul s mom describing him kinda weird And let s not even mention how many times I laughed at the main female character being called Jessica.I m sure I ll get plenty of comments telling me it s a classic and it brought so much to the genre At the end of the day, my rating is always based on my enjoyment.


  4. Rajat Ubhaykar Rajat Ubhaykar says:

    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 Go grab a copy.Machiavellian intrigue, mythology, religion, politics, imperialism, environmentalism, the nature of power All this set in a mind boggling, frighteningly original world which Herbert ominously terms as an effort at prediction Dune had me hooked First impressionThe very first stirring I felt upon opening the yellowed pages of Dune was that of stumbling upon an English translation of an ancient Arabic manuscript of undeniable power and potence which had an epic story to narrate The tone was umistakably sombre and I realized Herbert was not here to merely entertain me, he was here to make me part of the legend of Muad Dib It was intriguing and challenging and heck, since I live for challenges I deci...


  5. Lyn Lyn says:

    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 just a Science Fiction masterpiece, but a literary achievement as well Like a study of Shakespeare, the reader finds that this is an archetype upon which many influences and imitators have based their works The complexity and depth of the creation is staggering and I am continually astounded at the discipline with which Herbert must have focused his imagination.This is the book upon which Herbert would base his greatest series and one that would outlive him as his son has continued to expand and add detail to the vast, immaculate tapestry woven by a ...


  6. Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin says:

    LOOK DAMN IT OMG Mel 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 what the Basically all I remember is Sting and sandworms I would love to watch it again and see if I understand it after reading the book I m still not sure what all the spices were about on Arrakis I keep thinking it s like their farming like we would farm corn or tobacco, etc I could be wrong and I didn t get the connection between the spice and the sandworms Is it like a drug to them I did read in the back of the book that is was like a drug when taken in small quantities and really addictive when taken in large quantities and that Muad Did felt his prophesies were becaus...


  7. Sean Barrs the Bookdragon Sean Barrs the Bookdragon says:

    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 on a book It took me so long to read because I found the writing style incredibly frustrating I had to read whole chapters again so I could get the gist of the plot This was so in the beginning, which I found particularly hard to read because of the author s way of shifting between the thoughts of multiple characters I found this very annoying however, I persevered over my initial despondency towards the writing, and plodded on through the book I m glad I did so because in the end I did come to really enjoy it Indeed, the story is fantastic, but the writing ...


  8. Bradley Bradley says:

    Update 8 28 17Re 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 universe sigh Perfection Easily the number one book I ve ever read I waver, sometimes, but right now, it is my absolute favorite Original Review This is a phenomenal classic of literature.It s not just science fiction It transcends science fiction, as a fascinating discussion of free will versus inevitability Can the Jihad be denied Can Paul ever really avoid his own death, despite seeing every time line play out with him as the butt of every cosmic joke Can even cruelty or mercy even remain comprehensible after such knowledge Yes, I think this work outdoes Niet...


  9. carol. carol. says:

    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, unstructured, pointless excursion Numerous references were made to its excessive length, particularly a tv edition that was over 3 hours long I never did pick up the classic sci fi book, assuming the commentary heard about the movie applied to the book All that changed when I broke my finger and found myself with a lot of extra time on my hands groan.Besides, sandworms. Dune has a lot of ingredients that don t fit into my preferred stories, yet the gestalt was not only tolerable, but engrossing It begins with the Atreides family preparing to...


  10. Anne Anne says:

    Ok, my only reference for Dune was the 1984 movie with Kyle MacLachlan And, honestly, it was the main reason I ve always wanted to read this book Ohmygod look what that fake looking piece of plastic shit is doing to poor MacLachlan s nose How was he even able to act with that thing pushing his nostrils to the side of his face I can t stop looking at it Anyway.I remember loving that movie when I was young Ahhhh. I honestly didn t remember much about it other than it was sorta weird, there were giant worms, a bunch of people had glowing blue eyes, and Sting was in it.After listening to this audiobook, I decided to rewatch the movie and relive the good times Wow Just wow What in the holy hell did I just watch Because whatever it was, it certainly didn t have much to do with the actual book There were...