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Book Review of Dune (Dune Chronicles, Bk 1)

Dune (Dune Chronicles, Bk 1)
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An amazing story! If you haven't read Dune, you should. All sci-fi fans should read Dune at least once. This is one of the 20th Century's great novels. It's my most favorite work of science fiction. I first read this over 15 years ago. The story has stayed with me all these years. The world building is amazing. This story takes place in a far flung future, but no matter the time period, humans are still the same. You can relate to what's in the story.

Each time I read the book again, I come away with some new detail, some new bit of information I didn't pick up earlier. Dune is staggering in its scope. There are plots within plots. And the characters are fascinating and well constructed. Frank Herbert has covered everything in this book from political intrigue, betrayals, action, power, greed, philosophy, religion, ecology, love...
This book is unlike any other sci-fi book. There's so much complexity to the story that so far no one has made a decent film out of it though a few have tried.

Beware that the prequels written by Frank Herbert's son aren't as good as the original.

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