Saturday, May 30, 2015


104From Goodreads:    Here is the novel that will be forever considered a triumph of the imagination. Set on the desert planet Arrakis, Dune is the story of the boy Paul Atreides, who would become the mysterious man known as Muad'Dib. He would avenge the traitorous plot against his noble family--and would bring to fruition humankind's most ancient and unattainable dream.A stunning blend of adventure and mysticism, environmentalism and politics, Dune won the first Nebula Award, shared the Hugo Award, and formed the basis of what it undoubtedly the grandest epic in science fiction.

My Thoughts:

-    Okay Goodreads! That is a really lame synopsis for this book. There is a whole lot of stuff that goes down in this book!

-    My brothers love this book, and they used to watch the 80s movie a lot. I wasn't sure if I would ever read Dune or not, but Jenni forced coerced helped persuade me to finally give it a shot, and I'm glad she did. 

-    The book starts off pretty darn slow. There is a lot of talking and politics, and then there is more talking and more politics. It is really boring, but it is all important for later.

-    The story picks up after about 120 pages. It has more slow parts, but there are intriguing parts as well. 

-    It was a bit confusing. I read a little on Sparknotes, and the glossary, and I asked Jenni a lot of questions. All were extremely helpful.

-    Paul's lack of emotion bugged me. There wasn't a lot of emotion from any of the characters really. I didn't feel a connection or attachment to anyone.

-    The ending was very anticlimactic. I was a bit disappointed. The Baron needed a more horrible death. The fighting was too short was lacking in epicness. 

-    I think this is one of those books where the more you read it, the more you'll appreciate and love it. There is a lot of complicated info! 

-    I did love the world building, and I can appreciate everything this book has to offer. Overall, I think it is a good read, but it definitely isn't for everyone, and you have to be in the right mood for it. 

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  1. Oh my gosh. I've tried to comment three times already. Blogger is being a pain. Anyway, I still maintain that Paul had emotions. They were just subtle.

  2. Even though the mini series was pretty awful, Paul showed emotion some of the time! I appreciated that. :)

  3. I think you're exactly right. It's one of those books you have to be in the right mood for and you really want to read it! I agree, the lack of emotion still kind of bugs me when I think about it.