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Book Review: Dune By Frank Herbert

“I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain. ”

When I saw the dune trailer 2020. It was awesome. The cinematography and background music was so great. I couldn’t wait to see the movie. Then I find out that I was based on the book.  So I started reading a book before the movie. So I can know everything about it. It’s a science fiction novel about a story about Paul Atreides. He is heir to a noble family of House Atreides who has come to rule the planet called Arrakis which is kind of inhospitable. It has only one thing important which is called “spice”, melage. But as soon as family settle in their new home. House Atreides get betrayed which will sets Paul Atredies to the path, to great future and destiny.

I read somewhere that This book was an inspiration for star wars. So if you like star wars you will probably like this too. I like a story about the journey and its if they include an inhabited place like dessert. Planet Arrakis is a desert planet. In which the protagonist has to learn ways of desert people called Freman to survive and move freely on this dangerous planet. Though the story is simple, it contains a lot of things about politics, ruling systems, religion and how they ruled or affect the life of people. The characters are great. You feel their tension and stress about the situation. Though it’s science fiction, it contains some mixture of magic and religious power. The interesting thing about this book is written already tells you the outcome of events or twist and then tells the story about how that outcome is achieved. Sometimes I liked that and sometimes not.

At the starting of the book, you don’t understand much as it has lots of jargon and names you are not familiar with. Most of the times I had to go to the end of the book where the glossary is there for these words. So I can understand what exactly the specific word meant. But it does get better after you read most of this book. 

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