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Book Review of Dune (Dune Chronicles, Bk 1)

Dune (Dune Chronicles, Bk 1)


Along with his wife and teenaged son, Duke Leto Atreides, moves his family to another planet named Arrakis. The Atreides family is one of many powerful families fighting for political power. The duke's son, Paul, has not had the most normal upbringing. Paul has been raised to follow in his father's footsteps diplomatically. His mother has trained him spiritually. Paul and his supernatural powers will reach unusual heights.

I watched the movies before reading the book. My favorite movie was the tv series and I am looking forward to the new movies being filmed now. I think the movies from 2000 explains more of the story and it was very close to the book. Author Frank Herbert created a big world and deep characters. Even though this is the first book in the series there is so much detail between the written lines.

Usually with fictional books that have political stories or wars going on my brain loses interest and melts. I mean I read Les Miserables but skipped the war parts. I felt different with this book. I understood the reasons behind each task the people took as they were described to me in a way that made me enjoy what I was reading.

I will absolutely be reading at least the original books written before Herbert passed. I think this is a series that even those who don't like science fiction as much (like me) will enjoy.


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