fiction classics fantasy 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 45%
mysterious 44%
tense 35%
reflective 29%
dark 27%
emotional 10%
inspiring 10%
hopeful 4%
informative 3%
sad 3%
funny 0%
lighthearted 0%
relaxing 0%

Pace

slow 49%
medium 45%
fast 5%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 54% | Plot: 30% | Character: 13% | N/A: 1%

Strong character development?

Yes: 67% | It's complicated: 20% | No: 11% | N/A: 0%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 39% | No: 34% | Yes: 24% | N/A: 0%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 49% | It's complicated: 23% | No: 23% | N/A: 2%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 51% | No: 24% | It's complicated: 23% | N/A: 0%

Average rating

4.04