Dune

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Gollancz, 1999 - Dune (Imaginary place) - 445 pages
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Herbert┐s evocative, epic tale is set on the desert planet Arrakis, the focus for a complex political and military struggle with galaxy-wide repercussions. Arrakis is the source of spice, a mind enhancing drug which makes interstellar travel possible, and therefore the most valuable substance in the galaxy. When Duke Atreides and his family take up court there, they fall into a trap set by his rival, Baron Harkonnen. The Duke is poisoned, but his wife and her son Paul escape to the vast and arid deserts of Arrakis, which have given it the name Dune. They join the Fremen, natives of the planet who have learnt to live in this harsh and complex ecosystem. But learning to survive is not enough - Paul┐s destiny was mapped out long ago and his mother is committed to seeing it fulfilled.

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... not in the traditional writing style. - Goodreads
I feel the ending was stunted. - Goodreads
It is a page turner though. - Flipkart
My second point is the ending. - Goodreads

Review: Dune (Dune Chronicles #1)

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Dune is a classic sci fi novel. If you have trouble reading older sci fi novels because of the way pacing is, you may want to start with Dune. While Dune still has many characteristics of writing ... Read full review

Review: Dune (Dune Chronicles #1)

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I've read this book so many times that I've ruined 6 copies. Each time I have to transfer my highlights to the next edition. This book is part philosophy, part political commentary, part messiah story, and part sci-fi adventure. It's a classic that has stood the test of time. Read full review

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About the author (1999)

Frank Herbert was a reporter and editor of a number of West Coast papers before becoming a full time writer in the 50's. He died in 1986.

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