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Dune - Frank Herbert

Dune

By Frank Herbert

  • Release Date: 1975-09-01
  • Genre: Classics
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 1,867 Ratings

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SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE directed by Denis Villeneuve, starring Timothée Chalamet, Josh Brolin, Jason Momoa, Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Javier Bardem, Dave Bautista, Stellan Skarsgård, and Charlotte Rampling.

Frank Herbert’s classic masterpiece—a triumph of the imagination and one of the bestselling science fiction novels of all time.


Set 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 for....

When 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.

Reviews

  • Just wow. Leaves you speechless.

    5
    By KRAZYvKILL3R
    from the time the idea of Dune came to mind to Frank Herbert to the time in the world we live in today, the book is still completely relevant. from climate change, politics, finite resources, and the way people look up at people in power. i think everyone should read this book in chance of changing our world for the better with time running scarce.
  • Folded Space

    5
    By Rojifox
    Still a magnificent Read!! Been ages but as the New Film is coming out I just had to read it again! It is a brilliantly worded Saga that ensnares the imagination. If Off World sci-fy Fantasy calls to you then you are in for a treat.
  • The best

    5
    By Corrino
    Dune>s-wars
  • Absolute masterpiece of the Sci Fi genre

    5
    By 😐🔫👶👶👦👧👨👵😺👼👦👦
    Truly a must read piece of literature. If anyone can adapt this book, it’s gonna be Denis Villeneuve.
  • Brilliant

    5
    By 4RissaJoy
    A brilliant concept and even better story telling. This tale of young Paul growing into the leader that he denies is compelling. Every characters’ story drives the plot and the world building is glorious. So glad I picked this up. Masterful.
  • Intimating read, that's still worth checking out

    5
    By Linklex7
    A classic Sci-fi story that helped inspired many other Sci-fi classics, like Star Wars & Terminator. It can be a bit intimidating of a read at first. However, if you stick with it, the story will reward you for it. The characters are well done and the philosophy of Dune is so intriguing. If you're a Sci-fi fan, read this.
  • Worth every minute

    5
    By S. Hutapea
    This was the longest book I’ve read so far yet it held my attention the entire time. Frank Herbert’s writing style gave mundane scenes depth. 10/10
  • The Quintessential Space Opera

    5
    By Richard Bakare
    I am so torn by Dune. A sprawling space saga that artfully weaves religion, love, war, death, politics, and fantasy. That are some aspects that have not aged well, at least for me. I could do without the heavily patriarchal tone and the white savior narrative. Aside from those modern resentments, the story is gripping and perplexing at the same time. With every page I am either unable to pull away or reluctant to turn the page in fearful anticipation of of doom played out on the following pages. I see now why Frank Herbert’s magnum opus is celebrated as one of the cornerstone’s of Science Fiction. A story as old as time of betrayal, conflict, love, and triumph is given new life by the setting that becomes a character in it’s own way. The thread of a unforgiving landscape that bends all to it’s will, pairs nicely with the fire of destiny that will not be tamped down of Paul’s journey to becoming the legend Maud’Dib. It is easier to see how this pairing of space, destiny, mystical powers, and lineage could inspire so many pop-culture films and works that came after it. I said I was torn by Dune, because it is truly a great story, and well written. But all the while, something felt missing or there was a desire to pull it forward. In my own mind rewriting plot lines and characters to fit a modern lens. Science fiction for me has always been a carnival house mirror reflecting the failings and potential pitfalls of current man as represented in his future. In Dune, the one relevant judgment on current man that I find most concurrent with today, is the danger of fervent religious fanaticism. Herbert was spot on in waning that “When religion and politics ride the same cart, “the riders believe nothing can stand in their way.”
  • A Masterpiece

    5
    By MicleanTJ
    The bones of the story - the characters, plot, and ideas - are superb. The dynamics and complexities are truly masterful. And the novel teaches too. I have heard that many shy away from DUNE because of the page length, the exotic words and phrases that bunch up at the beginning and go unexplained intially, and the way in which the story and characters depart from traditional versions of sci-fi and the hero’s journey. Once read, I think DUNE will prove itself to be expressed very near to perfection. Underdstanding is not as important as experiencing, and what is not understood initially is either revealed in unfolding, developing intrigue or is left to dramatic mystery. The departues from traditional sci-fi and the classic heroic tales are pianful and tragic, but they express important human truth, and those feelings are extaordianry, owing that you’re simply reading fiction on a piece of paper or e-paper. I think DUNE is important reading, and it’s thrilling too.
  • Love it!

    5
    By Butt lol jk
    💯✌🏼👍🏼💥😸✌🏼💯

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