As is the case with all of the Dune texts I’ve read, this one stuns in its capacity to tell a compelling story while using challenging language that asks the reader to think. There’s something to be said for simple and imaginative books such as Harry Potter and for series like the Enders Game series, which was compelling and inventive and yet scattered, because of Orson Scott Card’s self-professed carelessness in sketching out his fictive worlds. Yet there is something more profound about Herbert’s works, which hint that the author was a bit of a madman and a genius. His worlds are brilliantly demarcated, consistent, and inventive. In this book—which is fabulously narrated—we see the consequences of some of the actions taken by our favorite characters from Dune. As with all of the books in the series, it is interesting to read Herbert’s philosophical science fiction, which often challenges us to think through murky moral territory and imagine what actions we’d take in a similar universe. It is also fascinating to read about a fictive world with concerns that are so different from our own, while still resonating with our political situation (such as how water and spice is used and consumed, and the parallels in our world of water rights and the sale of drugs and weapons).
My huge enjoyment of the first book lead me to listen to the second in the Dune series. This book did not disapoint that is for sure. I am suprised at the vast and complex universe that the author dreamed up for this Dune universe.
Yes, Children of Dune is one of my enduring stories. Simon Vance and Scott Brick brought it to life
Scott Brick is a brilliant narrator. The work of his that comes to mind for this one is Under the Banner of Heaven by John Krakauer. Not the same topic, but equally complelling
My favorite continues to be when Duncan Idaho gives up his life yet again for the Atreides, and assassinates Javid, prompting Stilgar to flee with Ghanima
If you enjoy thinking and intrigues and mind games between people you will love this book.
The book is too complex for me to read.
None, didn't come very far
The book is probably very good, it is just not a book for everyone.