Dune Trilogy Box Set

ISBN: 0425039323
ISBN 13: 9780425039328
By: Frank Herbert

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This book is not one to be read only once. Repeated reads are needed to understand the multiple layers to this novel. I think I'm going to have to read the rest of the books now...


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


For Dune I would give five stars, but the trilogy gets a bit weird for me by the end. It's not bad, but it's not the way that I expected, or wanted the story to go.


These were really fun. As soon as I finished one I grabbed the next. I was sorry to see them end. Unlike most incredibly detailed books it didn't take me long to "get into" the story.


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.

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.

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.


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

Todd Campbell

The first book, Dune, is superb. The other two.... Messiah was hard to read with hidden/double/triple meanings in nearly every sentence. Children was better but not as good as Dune. Overall I did enjoy the trilogy but will not be rushing to get the other three from Frank Herbert

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.

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.


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...)

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.


The Dune series by Frank, not the son, form one of the pillars of my dreams over the decades since I read the first book. Somehow the imagery plays out in my mind far better than the attempts made by Hollywood.Unfortunately, I donated my original set, with the original covers, when I moved a few years ago - the new books don't smell the same and don't have the familiar paper feel I grew accustomed to while reading them during finals week year after year.The blend of science-aversion, exploitation of the naive by systematic manipulation of religion and witchcraft, and the harsh realities of life in a barren and mineral depleted desert is astounding.I love these books!

Stephen Pearl

A brilliant examination of human politicks and potential. Also an exploration of the dichotomy of destiny and free will as Paul struggles to stem the inevitable tide of events that will rip human society apart. One of the best books ever written.

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