Dune Trilogy Box Set

ISBN: 0425039323
ISBN 13: 9780425039328
By: Frank Herbert

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Marten Hoyle

I don't see this as "Science fiction's supreme masterpiece" but it was still a good book, a very quick read. I enjoyed Pauls' adventure. Wish there were more of the worms in the story.

Bruce Retallack

A breakthrough series with an extraordinarily rich world/society to fuel the plot and engage our curiosity. As is so often the case, I thought the first book was the best, perhaps only because of the novelty.


The latter novels did not have the clarity of vision and meaning that the first does


Ну что я могу сказать. Дюна и Мессия Дюны выдержаны в одном духе, в меру мудреные, наполненные событиями, интригами, отношениями и все как положено. Читать их было интересно и затягивающие. Явление гхолы там конечно выглядело дивом-дивным, но в сюжет истории вполне вписалось. Уход Пола в пустыню это вообще именно та концовка, все красиво и со вкусом. Король погиб, да здравствует король! Две первые книги читать нужно и читать стоит вне всякого сомнения! Но вот дальше тот самый гаденький червячок уже закрался в душу автора, хотя и прошел практически не замеченным во второй книге. Но вышла третья и как любой автор, которому хотелось развивать свою вселенную дальше, он немного увлекся. С каждой новой книгой все, что разочаровывало меня в хрониках, расцветало все более буйным цветом. Дети дюны уже заполучили крайне фантастический даже по меркам фантастики сюжет и супер крутого избранного впереди планеты всея в лице Лето второго. Характеры начали внезапно менять свои принципы, как например в случае с Алией, и да-да не смотря на, то что автор, на надцати страницах пытается доказать, что это все ее слабость и злой дядька Владимир Харконен, который поселился в ее голове, я автору почему-то не верю совершенно. То же самое с леди Джессикой, хотя тут, что не говори, подстройка персонажа под требования сюжета удалась аккуратней. Гхола-самоубийца Данкан Айдахо, вызывает одно только недоумение. Вернувшийся из пустыни Проповедник - шикарен, но увы ровно до того момента пока автор не начинает давить нас на слезу и описывать его тяжелую долю. Третью книгу читать, конечно, тоже можно, но с пометкой "Ага... бывает в Датском королевстве и такое..." Она хороша для того, чтобы читатель понимал о чем пойдет речь в книге 4. (и по-моему 4 это последняя книга которую стоит из хроник читать...)

Ian Martyn

I know its a classic and I enjoyed this one, but gave up on the series half way book three hence the three '*' Maybe its just me but book three got very preachy?

Viking Paul

Forget best Sci-Fi series. Dune stands as a good contender for the the greatest novel ever, and the rest of the series screams that Herbert be proclaimed one of the most brilliant literary talents.

Patrick Cory

Loved it. Herbert creates a world in which drug trade affects the lives of a whole world and its the heroes destiny to set it right. The writing is eerily haunting and good.

Melanie T

This was fabulous in all it's concepts. It was read as a teenager, an ardent lover of Robert Heinlein more adult sci fi....it was never successfully filmed to my mind.


It started out so strong and wonderful, but by the end it seemed that something was missing. Still, a good and classic sci-fi story.


Bellissimo il primo dei tre romanzi.Gli altri due non sono riusciti a coinvolgermi come il primo.Comunque una pietra miliare del genere.


Although the story is certainly epic, the way of telling the story is in my humble opinion not good. I don't like Herbert's style of prose. Its too slow. Plus the characters come out as stale,emotionless and statuesque. I am aware that it was meant to be that way. But reading a trilogy, where the protagonist, and his mother always try to mask their emotions; you just can't relate to the characters. I'm almost at the end of the first book in the trilogy, and I don't think I'll be reading anymore of them. Big disappointment.

Ezzeldin Sakr

try it in french, fantastic. take care however it contains spoiled wisdom. Anyway Arrakis may be iraq and l'epis may be petrol while the worms may represent fear.

Donna Riley-lein

Dune is a planet of limits and possibilities. It is a place waiting for the people bred for its promise.But it goes wrong. Or right. It depends on your perspective. Perspective, like the sands of Dune change with the wind.Dune is a treatise on power, ecology and hubris. It is one of the books any science fiction fan should read at least once.

R. Curtis Venture

The five star rating is for Dune, the first book. Children of Dune and Dune Messiah, while both competent works, simply do not reach the dizzying heights of that first episode. I frequently try to explain to people that Dune is one of the best books they could hope to read, to no avail. It's set in space land, during the space times, so how could it possibly be good, right? Because of its vast scope and grandeur, that's how. Because it retains human characters while exploring the big questions of the nature and fate of mankind. Because it faces eternity and tries to pull back the curtain. I have read nothing like it since, and don't expect to again.


Phenomenal. Scifi's answer to The Lord of The Rings.

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