Author: Frank Herbert
Series: Dune #1
Genre: Science Fiction
Length: 658 pages
Release Date: June 1, 1965
Source: Hardcover from personal collection, ebook from library
Recommended for fans of: Star Wars, classics
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.
DUUUUUUUUUUNNNNNEEEEE! Dune is a challenging book and I wasn’t always confident that I understood everything, but it’s brilliant and I’m kind of obsessed with it now. The world is so well-conceived with complex religion, politics, culture, and ecology. Even during the slower sections I was intrigued, and I became so invested in the characters. Great take on a Messiah myth. I will definitely continue the series once I give my brain a bit more time to process this.