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Friday, July 6, 2012

Friday Feature: Dune

Friday Feature is where we share books we love that have been out for several years. We don't want these treasures to get lost just because they aren't babies anymore!

by Frank Herbert
pub. 1965
608 pages

Far in the future, two powerful families are locked in a bitter feud. The Duke of Atreides has been outmanoeuvered by his arch-enemy, Baron Harkonnen, and must move from his home to take up the administration of the planet Arrakis, sometimes known as Dune, a vast desert where every drop of water is worth a fortune. But Dune is also a planet of fabulous wealth, for it is the only source of a drug prized throughout the Galactic Empire.


Wow! no wonder this book is so famous! The intrigue and subterfuge and "plan within a plan...treachery within treachery" was so fascinating to me. Frank Herbert is a master storyteller in the fullest sense of the term. Some of the syntax was a little weird for me and you have to get used to completely different terminology sometimes, but the story is so compelling that it only took a few pages for me to adjust.

9.5/10 stars!

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