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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Overall the writing is lush, emotive and action-packed. - Goodreads
I feel the ending was stunted. - Goodreads
Part 3 was very easy to read. - Goodreads
The writing was egregious. - Goodreads
I had some great visuals throughout the book. - Goodreads
This book is very much about character development. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Xleptodactylous - LibraryThing

I spent my childhood on Neopets, not realising that the site had 34% referenced Dune until I left it. This book brought back some good times, man. It's also a corker of a book, but goes on about water a bit much. Read full review

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User Review  - Tommy Grooms - Goodreads

Dune was far more than a story with space as a backdrop. The book did a superb job of tying the setting into its mood, and its vocabulary was familiar and foreign at the same time. The characters were ... 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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