fiction classics science fiction adventurous reflective medium-paced

896 pages | first published 1965

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Frank Herbert's classic masterpiece--a triumph of the imagination and one of the bestselling science fiction novels of all time. A mythic and emotionally charged hero's journey, Dune tells the story of Paul Atreides, a brilliant and gifted young m...
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Moods

adventurous 91%
challenging 47%
mysterious 41%
tense 36%
reflective 31%
dark 25%
emotional 11%
inspiring 9%
hopeful 4%
informative 4%
sad 4%
funny 0%
lighthearted 0%
relaxing 0%

Pace

slow 48%
medium 46%
fast 5%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 55% | Plot: 29% | Character: 14% | N/A: 0%

Strong character development?

Yes: 69% | It's complicated: 19% | No: 11% | N/A: 0%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 40% | No: 31% | Yes: 26% | N/A: 0%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 51% | It's complicated: 22% | No: 21% | N/A: 4%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 46% | No: 26% | It's complicated: 25% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

4.03