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Sunday, September 11, 2016

Dune by Frank Herbert

Here is the novel that will be forever considered a triumph of the imagination. Set on the desert planet Arrakis, Dune is the story of the boy Paul Atreides, who would become the mysterious man known as Muad'Dib. He would avenge the traitorous plot against his noble family--and would 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 it undoubtedly the grandest epic in science fiction.@goodreads




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 more 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 because of the spice.

I liked Duke Leto and I hated that he was betrayed not long after they got to Arrakis. There is always some twat out there causing trouble.

I really enjoyed Paul's character and his mother Jessica. They seemed like really strong people and adapted very well in everything they were put through. I didn't really pay too much attention to the other characters or I guess I should say I didn't have many thoughts about them. With the exception of the ones that betrayed them.

I really enjoyed when Paul and Jessica had to travel to get away from the evil Baron Harkonnen before they were killed too. I don't know why, but I enjoyed their little journey. I think they were both great in their roles when they were found by the Freman and showed they were a force to be reckoned with. Now maybe I'm getting this all wrong but I'm trying to tell it through the way I saw it in my mind.

I don't understand how Paul's sister, Alia, was an abomination. That one must have went over my head too. It might have had something to do with the poison Jessica took to become the Reverend Mother. I'm not sure but I know some of my goodreads friends that read this will get me sorted out =)

Other than the sandworms and traitorous people on Arrakis, I was most freaked out by the thought of the water issue! I would NOT was to live somewhere there was a water shortage. And the part where they were talking about selling foot water, I can't even. Which basically means your stinky foot sweat!

Overall I really liked the book. I enjoyed traipsing through this desert with Paul and his mother. Only in book form though, not in real life!

Since they are doing re-makes of about a million different movies, I wish they would re-make this one because I think it would be really awesome! I would like to see this land come to life in today's time!

I don't know if I'm going to continue with the series as I have heard this is the best one and the others get confusing. But I would like to see how Paul is as a ruler and what all happens to them, or maybe not depending on what all happens.

If anyone can answer any of the things I was confused with that would be helpful =)

Also, I have seen some pictures on here of this really cool Dune book with art in it. Does anyone have a link of where to get that book or is it still available? Thank you :-)






  1. It's been so many years since I've read Dune that I can't really remember why Alia was an abomination. Hopefully someone else will be able to help you. I definitely agree that this book was the best. I really enjoyed this one and, if I remember correctly, the next one, but then they got harder and harder to get through. I think I eventually put the series down somewhere in the middle of book three or four, meaning to pick it back up again and then ... didn't. Someday.

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

    1. I hear a lot of the same things about these books. I think most of my friends said the second and third are good but the rest get really confusing.

      I have a ton of friends on goodreads but no one has said yet why Alia was an abomination either. Lol I guess she just is.

  2. I haven't yet read Dune. It's on my desk as we speak. Patiently waiting for me to pick it up. But... every time I read the first chapter I get overwhelmed by all the strange names and places and things and instead of reading it, I put it away. I'll have to sit down one of these days and really tackle it. Good review!

    1. I know what you mean. I was scared to death to read this because I wouldn't know what was going on, but it wasn't too bad :-) Good luck!