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|Ranked: Dune Novels|
Just a quick ranking without getting too much into things. Spoilers.
In Dreams And Time
Heretics of Dune
Not bad by any means, and the final third or so is stellar. I was frustrated with this one because it felt like it didn't really offer anything new to the series - thematically or story-wise. Regardless, great new characters and factions are introduced, only I feel like any impact is dulled by the bloated length - if this and Chapterhouse were combined into a single 600 page book, it would definitely rank in the top 3.
Not a lot happens in this one, a plot to take down Paul is hatched and carried out. But this is great as a meditative document from Paul as he passes the mantle of kwisatz haderach to his children (what a scene!).
Picking up with my second favourite character in the series (Darwi!), this explored the conflict between the Bene Geserit and the Honoured Matres (who are awesome) for the most part, which was fascinating to me. A good balance between action and introspection. Overall probably my favourite group of main characters in the series - Ghola Teg, Sheeana, Murbella, loved reading their interactions and thoughts. And the thing with the Jews was wild too, pretty cool.
|3||My Morning Jacket|
chapter 1: the sandworm cometh early recordings
Gripping, thought-provoking and action-packed, it's deservedly a classic. But if I'm being brutally honest the ending was a bit disappointing - the showdown with Feyd-Rautha was anticlimatic and ending on "History will remember us as wives" was so weird. It definitely compelled me to keep reading though.
|2||Bing and Ruth|
Children of Dune
The twins are phenomenal. Alia's "abomination" stuff is compelling and tragic. And I always like reading what's going on in Jessica's mind. But the real draw was the start of Leto's Golden Path. Also the Fremen mythology is fleshed out a bit more, which was neat.
The Level Above Human
God Emperor of Dune
The most introspective novel of the bunch (aside from Messiah), I LOVED Leto II in this one, easily one of my favourite characters and so unlike anyone I've read about. The "Stolen Journals" chapter headings were fantastic. The story is solid - Siona's arc was very interesting, and Duncan's was bittersweet. But it's all about Leto II, man. Paul who?
|Haven't read either Hunters or Sandworms of Dune, not entirely sure I will going off what I've heard. This was a good six months of my life so I need a long break from this universe. |
|Dune is an absolute classic but I haven’t read any of the following novels. I might bother me arse.|
|What is Dune? I've heard of it plenty but nothing about it.|
|1 is 1!|
|Science fiction series mostly concerning the planet Arrakis - a desert planet where giant sandworms create a substance called "Melange/Spice", an extremely addictive life-enhancing substance that has become the crux of the entire galaxy (it is also needed for space travel). Don't want to give away more than that if you haven't read!|
|not at all. i've been needing a book to get into, and this sounds interesting, so Dune might be the one for me|
|Man, I've only read the first book, but I think I'm going to have to keep going.|
|heard the sequels were trash so I never ended up reading them, but the original is one of my fav books, or was at least. been like a decade since I read it|
|Heard that too, and a couple were definitely overlong/repetitive, but I think the quality was more or less maintained throughout the series. There's stuff I like a LOT more than what happens in Dune. |
|Brandon Sanderson's Stormlight Archives series is one for any fantasy fan. Massively consuming and powerful and the first book starts off with so many big hooks it's just hard to put down from the getgo|
|I will add that to my list of books to check out, thanks!|
|'Brandon Sanderson's Stormlight Archives series is one for any fantasy fan. '|
I've only heard great things about that series. But, Sanderson is also a gay-hating Mormon, so fuck him.
|I read the first one this year. I enjoyed it but wasn't blown away. Didn't find it particularly deep psychologically or philosophically. It seemed mostly an action book. |
|That is the first time I have seen someone not absolutely loving Dune.|
|I liked the geopolitical shit, that was good. the lore was interesting too, having to constantly flip back to the glossary and slowly piece shit together was fun. the main narrative was kinda eh tho|
|Not a Dune novel, but I remember reading Herbert's The Dosadi Experiment and liking it.|
|Aside from the first novel, I really liked Children of Dune.|
|Yeah Children was a page-turner.|
|"I've only heard great things about that series. But, Sanderson is also a gay-hating Mormon, so fuck him."|
meh good work is good work.