fiction classics science fiction adventurous reflective medium-paced

896 pages | first published 1965

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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 49%
mysterious 41%
tense 39%
reflective 30%
dark 25%
emotional 12%
inspiring 8%
hopeful 4%
informative 4%
sad 4%

Pace

slow 49%
medium 45%
fast 5%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 57% | Plot: 28% | Character: 13%

Strong character development?

Yes: 69% | It's complicated: 19% | No: 10%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 43% | No: 28% | Yes: 27%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 51% | It's complicated: 22% | No: 20% | N/A: 4%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 43% | No: 28% | It's complicated: 25% | N/A: 2%

Average rating

4.04