Dune (Dune #1)
By: Frank Herbert
Format/Source: Mass paperback copy; my purchase
Here is the novel that will be forever considered a triumph of the imagination. Set on the desert planet Arrakis, Dune is the story of the boy Paul Atreides, who would become the mysterious man known as Muad’Dib. He would avenge the traitorous plot against his noble family–and would bring to fruition humankind’s most ancient and unattainable dream.
I first read this book in high school, having found out about it after watching the 2000 TV miniseries starring John Hurt and Alec Newman. I really enjoyed the miniseries–it was far different from any sci-fi I had watched up to that point–and decided to check out the book (which thankfully my high school library had). I really enjoyed the book, bought a paperback copy of my own and to this day continues to be my favourite sci-fi novel of all time. I decided to re-visit it because I hadn’t read it since…for a long time 😛
This book is part of the A Year in Re-Reading: a 2014 Reading Challenge that I am participating in.