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Jul 26, 2021
Coming soon, Denis Villeneuve's adaptation of the classic sci-fi novel by Frank Herbert, will have its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival in September before hitting theatres on October 22, 2021!
Jul 21, 2021BPLTeenVolunteers rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Dune by Frank Herbert is a science fiction novel written in 1965. It is widely considered to be the best sci-fi book of all time. There is a movie adaptation of Dune coming out this year directed by Denis Villeneuve, who has won four…
Apr 27, 2021StarGladiator rated this title 0.5 out of 5 stars
Fully agree with commenter "freedomyeahright" below and their recommendations: by Sci-Fi standards, Dune is an atrocious novel and Herbert is a truly submediocre writer -- on all levels. The Cassic of Classics in Future Fiction would be…
Apr 08, 2021TEENREVIEWBOARD rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
This book has been my favorite one in the science fiction genre. What makes this book and the Dune chronicles so interesting and unique is the amount of sheer detail the author puts into creating the dune universe and its characters.…
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Mar 24, 2021Antaeus rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Not many novels deserve five stars but this one is special. I read the first three books in a weekend. This is Science Fiction, but focusing more on the sociology/psychology/spirituality of hits characters and telling a classic hero's…
Mar 17, 2021black_cat_2217 rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
DUNE’S a book that appears scary, but for a moderately unused exposition peruser by choice, it wasn’t that troublesome. It mesmerizes you right absent, rapidly letting you ended up familiar with the distinctive associations and slang…
Feb 26, 2021SAPL_Teens rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
DUNE’S a book that seems intimidating, but for a relatively new prose reader by choice, it wasn’t that difficult. It mesmerises you right away, quickly letting you become acquainted with the different organisations and slang used. The…
Dec 29, 2020jimtroeltsch rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
Dune is a product of its time, with some ideas that seem a little backward when reading it more than a half century after it was published (I'm thinking primarily gender roles). But it is still a thrilling book to read. There were some…
Dec 13, 2020dgiard rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
The galactic Emperor had a hidden agenda when he ordered House Atreides to move to the Arrakis, replacing House Harkonnen as the planet's ruling family. Arrakis is a desolate wasteland covered almost entirely in desert, earning it the…
Nov 10, 2020sjpl_rebekah rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
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…
Oct 12, 2020freedomyeahright rated this title 1.5 out of 5 stars
I will probably get a lot of hate for this, but Dune is NOT a well written book by modern Sci-fi standards (fiction 101 plot, pacing, narrative stuff...). There are examples of all of the following items in the book, which would…
Oct 11, 2020knighted rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
What is going on with those soap opera sci-fi characters on this book ?! Everything else is perfect; lady Jessica cool powers , sandworms , mentat abilities, imperial politics, the mystery of the freeman , the rough landscape of Arrakis…
Sep 16, 2020sjarrell0 rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
Solid read- I enjoyed the characters and the rich setting. However the ending was a little anti climatic and I disliked Paul in the concluding chapters.
Sep 13, 2020green_dog_2854 rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
Dune is a great book to read. The start is a little confusing but as the story goes on it becomes easier to understand. The author creates very real characters. He builds an interesting world to discover. The book is mostly set on a desert…
Aug 19, 2020alecbussott rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
A masterpiece of the science-fiction genre. An imaginative story with relevant themes.
Jul 10, 2020
1965 - 4.23
May 22, 2020andreabilyeu rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
One of my all-time favorite books. I've re-read it a few times.
Apr 15, 2020CORI D. MORRIS rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
One of the most formidable Science Fiction epics in the history of the genre, this book inspired Star Wars, and does not disappoint. The world building is impeccable and engaging, the characters are so solid and this story is amazing. I…
Mar 10, 2020N13m4nd rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
This is the richest world in science fiction and comes to feel real to the reader as the novel progresses. After humans were nearly enslaved by machines (long before the setting of this novel), the making of computers was made illegal and…
Feb 24, 2020Maoisdead rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
I know that my children and my children's children will read this book and they will feel as it was written not so long ago. Frank Herbert created a timeless universe and characters so detailed and so profound that you would never guess…
Feb 22, 2020VonHafenstaaad rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Dune, the first novel of Herbert’s series, is the best-selling science fiction novel of all time. Dune is set more than 21,000 years in the future. Mankind has colonized the galaxy, creating highly advanced technologies—spaceships,…
Feb 13, 2020jackolantern_0 rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Read this book 5 times growing up. It's the book that made me want to pursue being a writer. It's one of the greats for a real reason, but you should decide for yourself when you read it. I would recommend the audio book version of this as…
Feb 09, 2020Calvacade rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
More than five decades after it was first released, “Dune” by Frank Herbert is a classic that extends beyond the conventions of science fiction. This is an epic story, a triumph of the imagination with a memorable plot, sharp writing, a…
Feb 01, 2020
Slight problem: "Item missing". Great.
Oct 16, 2019
An truly awesome book!