Dune by Frank Herbert

658 pages first pub 1965 (editions)

fiction classics science fiction adventurous challenging slow-paced

Description

Set on the desert planet Arrakis, Dune is the story of the boy Paul Atreides, heir to a noble family tasked with ruling an inhospitable world where the only thing of value is the "spice" melange, a drug capable of extending life and enhancing cons...

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Moods

adventurous 91%
challenging 48%
mysterious 45%
tense 42%
dark 29%
reflective 29%
emotional 14%
inspiring 9%
sad 5%
hopeful 4%
informative 4%

Pace

slow 51%
medium 43%
fast 4%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 56% | Plot: 28% | Character: 14%

Strong character development?

Yes: 72% | It's complicated: 17% | No: 9%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 45% | Yes: 29% | No: 24%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 57% | It's complicated: 19% | No: 18% | N/A: 4%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 43% | No: 27% | It's complicated: 26% | N/A: 2%

Average rating

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