The great Dune trilogy

912 pages

English language

Published July 29, 2005

ISBN:
978-0-575-07070-7
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4 stars (569 reviews)

Dune is a 1965 science-fiction novel by American author Frank Herbert, originally published as two separate serials in Analog magazine. It tied with Roger Zelazny's This Immortal for the Hugo Award in 1966, and it won the inaugural Nebula Award for Best Novel. It is the first installment of the Dune saga; in 2003, it was cited as the world's best-selling science fiction novel.Dune is set in the distant future amidst a feudal interstellar society in which various noble houses control planetary fiefs. It tells the story of young Paul Atreides, whose family accepts the stewardship of the planet Arrakis. While the planet is an inhospitable and sparsely populated desert wasteland, it is the only source of melange, or "the spice," a drug that extends life and enhances mental abilities. Melange is also necessary for space navigation, which requires a kind of multidimensional awareness and foresight that only the drug …

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reviewed Dune: Dune #1 by Frank Herbert (Dune Chronicles, #1)

Cuando el cine no decepciona

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He leído el libro después de ver las películas. Sólo puedo decir que qué maravilla de adaptación. ¿Se puede dar el caso en que la lectura te lleve a valorar todavía más la adaptación a la pantalla? Se puede y este es uno de esos casos.

reviewed Dune: Dune #1 by Frank Herbert (Dune Chronicles, #1)

Loved the desert descriptions, meh about the messiah.

4 stars

Listened to the audio book after watching the first film (having not ever read the books before). I loved the world building in the first half, and the dynamic between Paul and his dad the duke. The second half dragged a bit with the mystic politics, and the messianic theme. Would have loved more consistency in characters and strategic gain of power rather than magic, but I guess that’s the guts of sci-fantasy. Not sure about what almost sounds like appropriation of Islamic terms to describe foreign culture but overall some beautiful descriptions and I enjoyed listening. Not sure whether I want to read/listen to more though.

Dune - hippieepokens stora SF-berättelse

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Frank Herberts Dune var nåt annat. Nåt nytt. Det var en läsupplevelse i tiden. Religion och droger. Miljö, ekologi och social kamp. Motstånd och diktatur. Urfolk som kämpar, frälsare och banditer. Goda och onda. Imperialism och uppror. Precis vad mycket i slutet av 1960-talet och början av 1970-talet handlade om.

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Review of 'Dune' on 'Goodreads'

5 stars

Barone Harkonnen: Ascolta, mi dispiace, io non ho capito il tuo nome, ho capito il tuo, Gurney, ma non ho capito il tuo...
Stilgar: Mi chiamo Jerda e non e' con le chiacchere che uscirai da questa merda
Barone Harkonnen: Voglio solo dire quanto ci dispiace che le cose siano andate a puttane tra noi e il signor Atreides, noi ci siamo messi in questo affare con le migliori intenzioni, davvero..
Stilgar: (sparando al Na-Barone sdraiato sul divano)oh, scusami, ho spezzato la tua concentrazione.. non volevo farlo.. per favore, continua.. dicevi qualcosa a proposito.. delle migliori intenzioni..
Barone Harkonnen: ...
Stilgar: ma che ti prende.. avevi finito?.. interessante, ma non mi hai convinto, sai?..Di' un po', Paul Atreides che aspetto ha?
Barone Harkonnen: Cosa?
Stilgar: (rivoltando il tavolo) da che paese vieni?
Barone Harkonnen: cosa?
Stilgar: cosa e' un paese che non ho mai sentito nominare.. li' parlano la mia …

Review of 'Dune' on 'Goodreads'

3 stars

This is a book I would have struggled to read in my late teens, when most of my reading was just for school. So it's good that I picked it up during a time when I was growing as a reader and had experience powering through cringe. Because there is a lot of cringe in this story.

reviewed Dune by Frank Herbert (Dune, #1)

Review of 'Dune' on 'Goodreads'

5 stars

This book is labeled as one of science fiction's greatest masterpieces - it is a label well deserved. Frank Herbert's tale of revenge, politics, culture, ecology and religion is of a caliber that hasn't been seen in a long time.

The most notable evidence for this book's classic nature is how it reads - though it was published many decades ago, the language and settings read as though they were invented just last week. The characters are powerful and moving while still maintaining a healthy sense of reality; the locales are presented in a manner that easily depicts them in the mind's eye; and though the story can be a tad confusing at times, the overall theme of love, revenge, and fulfilled prophecy is staggeringly good.

A MUST read for science fiction lovers.

reviewed Dune: Dune #1 by Frank Herbert (Dune Chronicles, #1)

Review of 'Dune (40Th Anniversary Edition).' on 'Goodreads'

5 stars

It has been decades since I read this series. I had forgotten how excellent it is/ was. The depth of the characters, intrigues, and plot complexity are all exceptional. If your only contact with the Dune tales is via movies, you really ought to explore the novels. They stand head & shoulders above Hollywood's efforts.

Review of 'Dune' on 'Goodreads'

4 stars

Great world-building, great story, but only "okay" story telling. Despite being a long book, the ending feels like it rushes to a conclusion.

Important characters are introduced out of whole cloth, familiar characters from the beginning of the book are changed, but in ways that don't feel authentic. The emotional dynamics in this book have potential, but are never explored, because of the need for the characters to be superhumans with exquisite control of their minds and bodies.

The uberman thing is fun for a while, but story lines with them are always limited to "he gains control" or "he wasn't really an uberman." This book has a reputation for being a more "mature" sci-fi book with political machinations and backroom deals, but it didn't seem to follow the rules of politics or human motivation that exist in our world. I think Gordon R Dickson's "Tactics of Mistake" in his …

reviewed Dune by Frank Herbert (Dune, #1)

Review of 'Dune' on 'Goodreads'

4 stars

I really enjoyed this book. Lots intrigue and action. The very beginning of the book was difficult as Herbert throws a lot of names and terminology at you with little explanation, but the story picks up pace very quickly.

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