Fiction · Science Fiction

Dune

Title: Dune

Author: Frank Herbert

Page Count: 694

Series: Dune Chronicles, Book 1

Publishing Date/Publisher: October 25, 2016 by Penguin Group (first published in June 1965)

Format: Hardcover

Review: Well if Lonesome Dove is my Western genre comparison to A Game of Thrones, Dune is my science fiction comparison. It’s a long epic about shifting allegiances, dynamic power plays, violence, and unexpected deaths. Admittedly this book moved up my TBR list because of the upcoming film adaptation starring my boy Jason Momoa as Duncan Idaho. I haven’t watched any other film adaptations, so I look forward to seeing how this story plays out on the big screen.

Aside from that, this book confirmed a suspicion about myself that I have theorized about but not really tested…hardcore science fiction and/or space operas are not really my jam. My lukewarm feelings about both The Left Hand of Darkness and this book have confirmed it. Of course this isn’t to say that I will never again delve into this literary realm…it’s just that it seems I prefer my science fiction to have a little more fantasy woven into it.

I was not a huge fan of Herbert’s writing style, but I do have to give him credit for his world building skills. The Appendices at the end of the book were helpful because there are many characters, planets, and legends to keep track of. I recommend glancing through it periodically as you read the book for clarity and context.

Reader: Bekah

Rating: 

All_Star_Gold
All_Star_Gold
All_Star_Gold

2 thoughts on “Dune

  1. I listened to the audiobook a couple months ago, in preparation for the movie, and found that it always takes me awhile to get into high fantasy or into science fiction books with huge casts. Overall I enjoyed it, but I think I gave it 3 stars too, but must say the audiobook was done incredibly well with a full cast and special effects.

    ~ Corina | TheBrownEyedBookworm.com

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