“Dune” By Frank Herbert Review

Set on the desert planet Arrakis, Dune is the story of the boy Paul Atreides, heir to a noble family tasked with ruling an inhospitable world where the only thing of value is the “spice” melange, a drug capable of extending life and enhancing consciousness. Coveted across the known universe, melange is a prize worth killing for.

Ive heard so much good about this book which it didn’t live up to which really had disappointed me because I really wanted to like this one as well. 

I need to be honest that I was bored the entire time I spend reading this book which really made it to a torture. Of course there have been many good moments in this book which made me slightly interested but these moments came very going to an end every time they showed up.

In my opinion there were too many descriptions in this book which really made it even more boring for me. But also the most annoying thing with this book for me was he way Paul’s mom describing him because it was super weird and somehow uncomfortable at times. 

This book feels horribly outdated when you read this book for the first time in 2020s as I did. This book was also at times almost incomprehensible.  The reason why I say that this book is outdated is because it is prim and  the scientific dialogue in this book are so heavy that makes you realise very quick that no one would ever actually speak like that now. 

The reason why I give this book 2 stars and not 1 star is because that this book is the foundation for the modern science fiction in a way. 

The beginning of this book was very good but the further we went into this book the worse it got and it ended up that I just DNF-ed this book when I was 68 pages from the end because I just couldn’t do it anymore. 

The writing style here was very old and you can clearly see that it was written over 50 years ago to say at least 

I Give This Book 2 / 5

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