Written on: 19/06/2008
So complex, so great! The best sci-fi novel I've read! (read more)
Written on: 09/04/2008 by vajrasteve (1 review written)
The entire Dune Series reveals Herbert's intense grip on the workings of religion, politics, economics, ecology, drugs and God in human affairs. His staggering intellect and outstanding story-telling ability never ceases to amaze me. I'm in the middle of reading the entire series for the second time, and I'm certain it won't be the last. I highly recommend reading Dune and the five sequels written by Frank Herbert before his death. (read more)
Written on: 18/12/2007
Deep, deep, deep - if you look far enough. So philosophical it hurts. If you like your books to make you really think but still fancy a bit of adventure, this is the one. Politics, economics, the nature of power and how it is wielded, this book was a joy to read as well as an education in human nature. Some creepily well argued views of what the future may hold for us, evolutionarily speaking. (read more)
Written on: 14/02/2006 by splice (1 review written)
If you only read one science fiction book in your life...it should be Frank Herbert Dune. (read more)
Written on: 27/01/2002 by Voya.
The story of Dune and it's subsequent sequels and prequels were far advanced of their time when written and still are in many respects.
Set very far into the future it details the struggles and wars between noble houses for control of one planet. A planet important to the entire universe.
Each of the major characters and the groups from which they belong are so detailed and stand out from the book enough to have stories in their own right.
Frank Herbert uses our feudal past to... (read more)
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