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Dune [review]

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Dune by Frank Herbert
Published by Macmillan Audio on May 17, 2007 (originally 1965)
my rating: ★★★ (3 stars)
Goodreads avg:
4.25 (as of 2022-01-24)
Spoiler-free review

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I can see the appeal of this, but it wasn’t really my thing. Listening to the audiobook helped a lot except how distracting I found the switch between narration and full cast. Sometimes the general narrator would read out the dialogue and sometimes the individual actors would, for no discernible reason. Paul was like THE most boring character, which reinforced how I felt about him when I watched the movie. Watching the new movie before reading did honestly help me understand the book more (and reading afterwards helped me understand the movie more as well). Honestly I wish the whole book had been focused on Jessica, she was truly the coolest character. I briefly considered continuing the series but the next book is about more PAUL, so I think I’m going to pass. Also, it was incredibly distracting how Herbert constantly described how fat the Baron was, and I hated how he played into the ‘predatory gay’ trope, but I guess it was written in the 60s.

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4 thoughts on “Dune [review]”

    1. I definitely found the movie somewhat more interesting than the book (mostly because the visuals were stunning) but Paul was equally boring in both LOL

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