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The troubles begin when stewardship of Arrakis is transferred by the Emperor from the Harkonnen Noble House to House Atreides. The Harkonnens don't want to give up their privilege, though, and through sabotage and treachery they cast young Duke Paul Atreides out into the planet's harsh environment to die. There he falls in with the Fremen, a tribe of desert dwellers who become the basis of the army with which he will reclaim what's rightfully his. Paul Atreides, though, is far more than just a usurped duke. He might be the end product of a very long-term genetic experiment designed to breed a super human; he might be a messiah. His struggle is at the center of a nexus of powerful people and events, and the repercussions will be felt throughout the Imperium.
Dune is one of the most famous science fiction novels ever written, and deservedly so. The setting is elaborate and ornate, the plot labyrinthine, the adventures exciting. Five sequels follow. --Brooks Peck --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I first read this book when I was in high school, years ago.
Herbert has included every aspect of his created world in this book--the language patterns, the politics, the mythology, the religion, the life-style, the environment.
The reason for my behaviour is not that I don't like to read other books,it is just that every time I read this one I get something new from it.
I was a little hard to follow at first but it was a good read. I would recommend reading the terminology of dune located at the end of the book first.Published 13 hours ago by ms 1956
I won't even try to rate this. Everyone knows Frank was a genius and amazing writer. I re-read this book almost annually, and make a point of grabbing paperback copies to give to... Read morePublished 2 days ago by APB
Dune by Frank Herbert was a very good read with the action flowing and characters consistent. I am greatly interested in reading the rest in this series by Mr. Herbert. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Martha Silcox
Amazing sequel, i really liked how the change in tone makes an epic story, suddenly intimate, and it considers the readers smart enough to really explore the ramifications of... Read morePublished 2 days ago by Benjamin Miranda
I read this book 35 years ago, remembered it as a wonderful philosophical expose'. Just read it a second time and liked it even more!Published 4 days ago by mookenheimer
This was not as good as the first in the series. I will read on with the series, but the plot of this one was slow.Published 4 days ago by Ashley
Because I read the prequels to DUNE, I understood and appreciated the character development, plot and environment. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Nancy Wessel