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Why I recommend this — 5 years ago


I’ve owned this book for years, felt I ‘should’ read it as one of the big sci-fi classics, knew I liked the story from the (bizarre, hard-to-follow) film, and yet… Actually, I kept putting it off, thinking it was going to be one of those slogs through hard-going text, but that would be worth it in the end.

Well, I was half right – it was worth it! :)

There is a lot crammed into the 500-odd pages here – I imagine in this day and age, the one book would be done as a 12-volume series. This compression of story does mean you have to keep your wits about you a bit, but it’s really not that hard to follow. In fact, my biggest problem was trying to forget the stray bits of movie imagary stuck in my head, so I could actually focus on a more coherent version!

Story-wise, there is a feel that you’ve come into things halfway through (hence the sequels, prequels and everything else!), but that does up the tension. The start is still a bit slow, scene-setting, but the whole thing is just huge in scope of imagination.

A story about this — 6 years ago


How strange to realize how long ago this book was written — after several tries, I finally managed to make my way through this in the mid-90’s.

A story about this — 7 years ago


I read this book 3 times in the last 15 years. If that is not an indication of how good it is . I do not know what is

A story about this — 9 years ago


i’ve read it before, when i was a kid, but i figured i’d go back and do it again.

A story about this — 9 years ago

There’s some definite cheesy monologuing, but I guess that’s how they did it back then. Still compelling.


A story about this — 10 years ago

Read this ages ago. Even read a few of the sequels, but they didn’t grip me as much. Great adventure!

A story about this — 10 years ago


This is one of my favourites for sure! Herbert’s esoteric and philosophical writing that meanders through this compelly story is a true baptism into sci fi.

A story about this — 10 years ago

The conclusion approaches. I know how it ends, but it’s still exciting…

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