Dune

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Gollancz, 2001 - 445 pages
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The Duke of Atreides has been manoeuvred by his arch enemy, Baron Harkonnen, into administering the desert planet of Dune. Although it is almost completely without water, Dune is a planet of fabulous wealth, for it is the only source of a drug prized throughout the Galactic Empire. The Duke and his son, Paul, are expecting treachery and it duly comes - but from a shockingly unexpected place. Then, when Paul succeeds his father, he becomes a catalyst for the native people of Dune, whose knowledge of the ecology of the planet gives them vast power. They have been waiting for a leader like Paul Atreides, a leader who can harness that force...

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I liked the ending, though. - LibraryThing
Pacing is another of Dune's weaknesses. - LibraryThing
Yet Dune speaks to it through its story telling. - LibraryThing
This book is very much about character development. - LibraryThing
I was satisfied with its ending. - LibraryThing
Yes, Frank Herbert was a good science fiction writer. - LibraryThing

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User Review  - Kurt.Rocourt - LibraryThing

This is one of those examples of the book being better than the movie. I saw the '80s film first and read the book in high school. It was fantastic so I read the other five. A master work of the highest order. Read full review

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User Review  - Bookworm Sean - Goodreads

I could never give Dune five stars because I really struggled to get into the novel in the beginning. It has taken me almost two months to read. This, for me, is a very long time to spend on a book ... Read full review

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About the author (2001)

Frank Herbert (1920-86) was born in Tacoma, Washington and worked as a reporter and later editor of a number of West Coast newspapers before becoming a full-time writer. His first sf story was published in 1952 but he achieved fame more than ten years later with the publication in Analog of Dune World and The Prophet of Dune that were amalgamated in the novel Dune in 1965.

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