Dune

Book one in the Dune Chronicles (Dune (1))

Paperback, 535 pages

English language

Published Sept. 11, 1990 by Ace Books.

ISBN:
9780441172719

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4 stars (22 reviews)

Contains appendices and extra material.

51 editions

expansive universe, exhausting writing style

4 stars

it took me ages to get through this. not because it's bad, probably mostly because i repaired my computer and had.. other things on my mind. but also partly because herbert's style reminds me of tolkien. like, a lot. at least in the sense that herbert really wants you to read his mediocre poetry too.

this isn't bad by any means, and i will surely read on in the future. probably around the time the second movie hits. the characters are fleshed-out and there's surprisingly little overt misogyny for a science fiction book that is, at this point, positively ancient. it's just the constant internal monologuing and then rushing through the actual happenings that gets exhausting after a while.

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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 …

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Fantastic! I avoided this for so long because I didn't want to be sucked into an interminable series - was recently convinced by friends that it is not necessary to continue. This does stand alone quite nicely and is so richly developed on its own. I'm kind of amazed that a book that includes so much political machination, cultural and mythological back-story, and buckets of characters can move as well as this one.

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