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Frank Herbert ✓ 3 review characters ✓ eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Frank Herbert summary Dune author Frank Herbert Wer das Gewürz kontrolliert kontrolliert die GalaxisHerzo Leto Oberhaupt des Huses Atreides erhält Arrkis zum Lehen den Wüstenplaneten eine lebensfeindliche und doch begehrte Welt denn unter dem Sand liegt das Gewürz. Nope Sorry I don t get itI was able to finish it by listening to the audiobook but I was bored throughout the whole 21hSo many descriptions anyone else found the way Paul s mom describing him kinda weirdAnd let s not even mention how many times I laughed at the main female character being called JessicaI m sure I ll get plenty of comments telling me it s a classic and it brought so much to the genre At the end of the day my rating is always based on my enjoyment

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Frank Herbert ✓ 3 review characters ✓ eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Frank Herbert summary Dune author Frank Herbert Diese Droge die man auf Arrakis im großen Stil abbaut verleiht Menschen die Gabe in die Zukunft zu sehen und bildet damit die Grundlage der interstellaren Raumfahrt Als Letos Armee in einen tödlichen Hinterhalt gerät u. DuneNo other single syllable means as much to the science fiction genre a single word that conjures images of sandworms spice wars great battles between rival dynastic families and a massively detailed and intricately crafted universe No wonder this is widely regarded as not just a Science Fiction masterpiece but a literary achievement as well Like a study of Shakespeare the reader finds that this is an archetype upon which many influences and imitators have based their works The complexity and depth of the creation is staggering and I am continually astounded at the discipline with which Herbert must have focused his imaginationThis is the book upon which Herbert would base his greatest series and one that would outlive him as his son has continued to expand and add detail to the vast immaculate tapestry woven by a true master of the genre Encapsulating political economic sociological biological cultural and dynastic themes Frank Herbert has set a high standard for later practitionersBrilliant2015 reread Read years later this has lost none of its narrative power if anything I can better appreciate the virtuoso attention to detail Herbert exhibited in his epic creation From the perspective of having read his later 5 Dune seuels I am astounded at the rich tapestry he has woven Most impressive was his close omnipresence analyzing the thoughts and minute actions and subtle nuances of his complicated dynamic interplay of characters The exhaustive training of the Bene Gesserit and the intricate relations of the Houses and the Guild would stand as a monumental benchmark for speculative fiction ever sinceThis time around I found myself looking closely at the Harkonnens and will likely read some of Brian Herbert s additions to his fathers great work2019 reread I m even in love with this book and am again in awe of Herbert s narrative skill This time around I noticed that all of the uotes that begin chapters are from Princess Irulan and I paid close attention to how Herbert crafted these interludesI also was drawn to the religious undertones that really began very early in the book and how Paul realized his gifts and was preparing for his role in the beginning chapters all demonstrating Herbert s great narrative skillFinally I became aware of what a great character was Gurney Halleck While the ghola of Duncan Idaho dominated the later books Herbert s creation of Halleck was an enjoyable and thought provoking addition to this masterpiece Souls in the Great Machine rival dynastic families and a massively detailed and intricately crafted universe No wonder this is widely Judge Dredd Chronicles #19 regarded as not just a Science Fiction masterpiece but a literary achievement as well Like a study of Shakespeare the THE WALLPAPER CHASE reader finds that this is an archetype upon which many influences and imitators have based their works The complexity and depth of the creation is staggering and I am continually astounded at the discipline with which Herbert must have focused his imaginationThis is the book upon which Herbert would base his greatest series and one that would outlive him as his son has continued to expand and add detail to the vast immaculate tapestry woven by a true master of the genre Encapsulating political economic sociological biological cultural and dynastic themes Frank Herbert has set a high standard for later practitionersBrilliant2015 SpongeBob Mix Match reread Read years later this has lost none of its narrative power if anything I can better appreciate the virtuoso attention to detail Herbert exhibited in his epic creation From the perspective of having Rules of the Knife Fight read his later 5 Dune seuels I am astounded at the Know What I Saw? rich tapestry he has woven Most impressive was his close omnipresence analyzing the thoughts and minute actions and subtle nuances of his complicated dynamic interplay of characters The exhaustive training of the Bene Gesserit and the intricate The Goodbye Girl Vocal Selections relations of the Houses and the Guild would stand as a monumental benchmark for speculative fiction ever sinceThis time around I found myself looking closely at the Harkonnens and will likely Gunnin' For Love read some of Brian Herbert s additions to his fathers great work2019 MIA Hunter reread I m even in love with this book and am again in awe of Herbert s narrative skill This time around I noticed that all of the uotes that begin chapters are from Princess Irulan and I paid close attention to how Herbert crafted these interludesI also was drawn to the Overlords of Atlantis and the Great Pyramid religious undertones that Magic and Mayhem really began very early in the book and how Paul Good bye realized his gifts and was preparing for his The Black Seminoles History of a Freedom Seeking People role in the beginning chapters all demonstrating Herbert s great narrative skillFinally I became aware of what a great character was Gurney Halleck While the ghola of Duncan Idaho dominated the later books Herbert s creation of Halleck was an enjoyable and thought provoking addition to this masterpiece

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Frank Herbert ✓ 3 review characters ✓ eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Frank Herbert summary Dune author Frank Herbert Nd der Herzog fällt flieht sein Sohn Paul in die Wüste und taucht bei Arrakis‘ Ureinwohnern den Fremen unter Diese erkennen in ihm den lange vorhergesagten Messias und Paul rüstet sich zu einem gnadenlosen Rachefeldz. Update 82817Re read Number 13 I cry when Paul meets Gurney I shiver when Jessica consoles Chani I m awestruck by the peaks and troughs of time free will and the weakness in Paul even as he heroically strives against the evil that is about to be unleashed upon the universe sighPerfection Easily the number one book I ve ever read I waver sometimes but right now it is my absolute favorite Original ReviewThis is a phenomenal classic of literatureIt s not just science fiction It transcends science fiction as a fascinating discussion of free will versus inevitability Can the Jihad be denied Can Paul ever really avoid his own death despite seeing every time line play out with him as the butt of every cosmic joke Can even cruelty or mercy even remain comprehensible after such knowledgeYes I think this work outdoes Nietzsche It certainly does a great job of making us care about the uestionIs this all Is this just a work that pays great justice to philosophy of action and inaction Or is the novel merely a clever play at turning the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle into the physical embodiment of a man It is that of course The Kwisatz Haderach can be many places at once and he can be both alive and dead at the same time just like that certain catIs the novel a coming of age tale first set as a mirror against his father Leto only then to mirror the whole universe that had just turned against him Yes of course He was after all both the product of all his upbringing and his genes embodying the uestion of nature versus nurture He was taught within many schools of martial arts and assassins as well as training the mind in both the schools of the Mentats with their pure logic and that of the mystics the Bene Gesserit that allows complete control over the body down to the cellular level And if this training wasn t enough he was deeply schooled in politics leadership and the meaning of loyalty The boy was raised right Of course that is nothing without ninety generations of genetic bloodline tampering from the Bene Gesserit right To become the fulcrum between cellular memory tapping the minds and lives of all your genetic ancestors as well as tapping the ability to fold time and space to become the eye of a storm of timeWhat a damn brilliant setup for one tiny character no His training links to the unlocking of his genes and to the life extending and enveloping spice Melange to make him not merely aware of time in a theoretical sense but eventually to be unable to discern what was in the past the present or the future Here s a true Super Man well beyond NietzscheAnd don t believe for one second that this serious discussion about what would make a superior man makes for dull reading No We ve got PLOT that s probably some of the most exciting and visceral in all of literature driving us right into the web of intrigue vengeance treachery and galactic politics To uote the text we ve got Plans within Plans and it hardly stops there We know the House Atreides is falling into a trap laid by the Emperor and House Harkonnen and yet free will and pride prevents any chance to avoid it The setup is brilliant and extremely political giving us character sketches of some of the most brilliant and memorable characters of all timeDuke Leto the Red Duke the most honorable and beloved leaderDuncan Idaho the emotional and intuitive heroGurney Halleck archetypal loyalist and troubadourLady Jessica the woman who ought to have had all honor in life but was unjustly reviled and set aside for political necessity Chani being both her mirror and her eventual gloryAnd of course my favorite character of all time Paul Muad dib Atreides the one that would prevent the greater evils he foresaw and went to enormous lengths and sacrifice to achieve but who eventually failed in his task because even a god cannot overcome destiny Or the will of so many minds set as oneSo damn brilliantFrank Herbert spent five years writing this treasure working and reworking it until he published it at age 25 None of his other works come close to this masterpiece and there s little wonder It was birthed fully formed like Athena from Zeus s head with enormous forethought and care The worldbuilding was just as carefully formed from the ecology of Arrakis and the life cycles of the sandworms to the history and the creation of the Fremen from their mild beginnings as Zensunni Wanderers adherents to the Orange Catholic Bible to their history of oppression so like those of those who are Jewish to their settling and hardening of their bodies and souls in the wastes of Arrakis also just like the Jewish who carved out a place for themselves in Israel Current politics aside this was a very potent idea before 1965 when Herbert wrote this and indeed the core is still just as powerful when you turn it back to MuslimsThe Galactic culture is rich and detailed The CHOAM economic consortium with their monopoly on space travel and their need for the Spice to allow them to see a short period into the future to plot a safe course before folding space The Empire is caught on a knife s edge between a single power and every other House who sit in the possibility of putting aside all their suabbles for the sole purpose of checking the Emperor if they so desired And Duke Atreides was such a possible popular leader among all the Great Houses which was the primary reason the Emperor wanted him dead And of course we have our Villains The Baron Harkonnen has always been a crowd pleaser Brilliant in his own right devious and able to corrupt anyone with just the right sorts of pressure including a certain absolutely trustworthy doctor we might mentionThe Tooth The Tooth You can t handle the ToothFeyd Rautha Harkonnen is especially interesting for the uestion of nature versus nurtureThe Bene Gesserit had intended him to mate with Paul who should have been Leto and Jessica s daughter and that offspring should have been the cumulation of ninety years of a breeding experiment to recreate the Kwisatz Haderach which had come about almost by accident during the Butlerian Jihad in the deep past to overthrow the AI overlordsHe was practically Paul s genetic twin or at least his potential to be the One who can be many places at once was on par with Paul But instead of fulfilling the kind of destiny that we get with Paul we see him grow up under the auspices of his Uncle the Baron becoming as cruel and devious as he was deadly He was the argument of nurture in the conversation of course and having so very little of it eventually cost him his lifeI often wonder about the directions that Dune could have taken all those little paths in time and circumstance that could have been What if Feyd had been brought to Arrakis earlier and overwhelmed with Spice the way that Paul had Sure he wouldn t have been able to convert the unconscious changes into conscious manipulation but he might have had enough glimpses of the future the way that the Fremen did to have given him the edge he would have needed to kill PaulAnd then there s a relatively minor character Hasimir Fenring the Emperor s personal assassin who was nearly the Kwisatz Haderach himself Unable to breed true he was still potent enough to be completely hidden to Paul s time sight in the same way that Paul was hidden from the Spacing Guild s weaker time sight His training as a skilled killer was also superior to Paul He was by all the hints and tricks in the tale Paul s perfect downfall It always gives me shivers to think about and it was only in a single instant of both recognition and pity from Paul that stayed Fenring from killing our hero It was just a moment of whimThe setup was gorgeous Paul s pity had it been missing at his moment of greatest triumph over the Emperor would have meant Paul s assured death I still wonder to this day what stayed Frank Herbert s hand from killing his most wonderful darling We knew the pressure of religion and politics was going to have its way upon all the oppressed peoples of Dune The return of a monstrous religious Jihad was going to happen one way or another sweeping across the galaxy and toppling the Empire regardless of Paul s frantic plans and desires Paul s own death would only mean a higher level of fanaticism and Frank Herbert s warning against unreasoning devotion would have been made even clearer with Paul s deathPerhaps it was pity that stayed his hand Who are we to say who lives and who diesIf you really think this review is overlong then I apologize but please understand that I could absolutely go on and on much longer than this It is a symptom of my devotion to this most brilliant of all talesAnd yes it still holds up very very well after twelve reads I am uite shocked and amazed


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