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God Emperor of Dune, by Frank Herbert

george_gifford's review against another edition

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challenging slow-paced

3.25

spacetrash's review against another edition

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adventurous challenging dark funny mysterious reflective medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? N/A
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0

pemdas97's review against another edition

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adventurous reflective medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.25

giantarms's review against another edition

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2.0

Spoiler
God's own private Idaho:

If I only could
Assassinate god
I'd be climbin' up that wall
With no problems


All I wanted from this "read all six Dunes" ventures was to answer the question "wtf is up with the giant worm man?"

Welp. Now I know. Oh god do I know. My man the worm, he does not shut up. What a slog.

tarynhaasaurusrex's review against another edition

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1.0

This book is going on my DNF shelf because OMG THE SEXISM. The prior books in the series were pretty shaky at times but this was so bad I couldn't make it past 60 pages. There's so much of "she saw his body react to her's" and just other disgusting comments of how men would "react" to various women in the novel in completely NORMAL situations.

heregrim's review against another edition

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5.0

Dune might have been the book I enjoyed the most for its action. The Prophet might be my favorite character, but this is my favorite of the four books. I liked the touching on philosophy that Herbert explores here and I and drawn by Leto's sacrifice and vision of the future. I don't know if I will go on the the 5th book, only the first four were recommended, but I am glad I read them all.

csangell11's review against another edition

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challenging dark reflective sad slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

1.0

submanbrooks's review against another edition

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3.0

My least favorite of the series so far. Lots of conversation and exposition. I had hard time connecting to any of the characters.

djlinick's review against another edition

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3.0

Heavy on world-building, weak on plot, but I supposed that's inherent to a book set at the end of a 3,000-year period of utter stagnation. I'm very curious to see where Herbert takes it from here! (2 to go!)

ru_th's review against another edition

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challenging emotional mysterious reflective sad slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.25

“What disturbs him?”, the guard asked. 
“He is God and we are mortal,” Moneo said.