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The Great Dune Trilogy: "Dune", "Dune Messiah", "Children of Dune" (GollanczF.) Paperback – November 17, 2005
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The first part of the Dune is staggering. It presents an exploration to an enticing universe that is full of details and shadows of the fictive historical past that are cast upon the plot leaving the reader often puzzled. It includes many styles familiar to modern reader, but maintains a uniform epic grasp of the reader until the very end, which comes like a slam of a door against the face.
Dune Messiah, the second book, presents a stylistic diversion. The plot is more clearly focused on political and religious aspects of the Empire and the obvious schemes presented early on make it even somewhat dull in contrast to the volume I. Maybe luckily this is the shortest of the three books by small marginal and mostly serves as an introduction to the Children of Dune. The third book again sets loose some of Herbert's wildest imaginations and truly challenges the reader among multiple levels of interstellar scheming and conspiracies. By the end of it, it becomes difficult to tell who is becoming crazy, the subject, the writer, or the reader, as the author dives deep into expanded horizons of consciousness.
Overall, Dune universe is a worthy of exploring and this paperback version of the trilogy provides the perfect travel companion!
Frank's writing style can be a bit dense. Sometimes the dialogue is filled with philosophical or nonsensical musings. Some of it is quite deep - but certainly not how people actually talk. It takes some getting used to. I'd recommend only continuing on to this book if you got through the original Dune and liked it.
If you liked the books, I highly recommend Frank Herbert's Children of Dune (Sci-Fi TV Miniseries) (Two-Disc DVD Set) - it's a pretty good film adaptation of Dune Messiah (Dune Chronicles) and Children of Dune (Dune Chronicles, Book 3).
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Book was listed as an Italian print, came in english. A little research found that there are no recent Italian printings. Thanks.Published 17 months ago by Kielan Stewart
Our whole family knows when we need an old book that we remembered from the long ago, we come here to find it and find it in good shape. Thanks.Published on November 9, 2012 by mull house inc
excellent version of the timeless trilogy. It was a gift for my dear aunt, and I'm glad I picked up this version.Published on July 7, 2011 by mjrmontoya
My daughter wanted the first three in the series and is happy with the purchase.Published on January 21, 2010 by bktbkt