{4.5/5} “Deep in the human unconscious is a pervasive need for a logical universe that makes sense. But the real universe is always one step beyond logic.”

Dune by Frank Herbert, published in 1965

Paul moves with his family to a new planet, Arrakis. The Emperor has decided that Paul’s father Duke Leto Atreides should rule this planet instead of Baron Harkonnen. But the Baron has someone on the inside who’s going to kill the Duke. Meanwhile the Bene Gesserit have been working for millenia to produce special offspring — Paul just might be one. It’s certainly a tremendous accomplishment, but it didn’t wow me quite as much as I expected. I loved the historical and ecological aspects. There are a few things left unexplained.

This is the second time I’ve read it — I was a bit surprised how familiar the story was given I read it around 25 years ago. But I’ve also seen the movie and miniseries.

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One Response to “Dune”

  1. Dave Switzer Says:

    I’m sure I would have given it 5/5 the first time I read it.

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