Dune - Frank Herbert


By Frank Herbert

  • Release Date: 1975-09-01
  • Genre: Classics
Score: 4.5
From 5,801 Ratings


Directed by Denis Villeneuve, screenplay by Denis Villeneuve and Jon Spaihts, based on the novel Dune by Frank Herbert • Starring Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson, Josh Brolin, Austin Butler, Florence Pugh, Dave Bautista, Christopher Walken, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Léa Seydoux, with Stellan Skarsgård, with Charlotte Rampling, and Javier Bardem

Frank Herbert’s classic masterpiece—a triumph of the imagination and one of the bestselling science fiction novels of all time.

Set on the desert planet Arrakis, Dune is the story of Paul Atreides—who would become known as Muad'Dib—and of a great family's ambition to bring to fruition mankind's most ancient and unattainable dream.

A stunning blend of adventure and mysticism, environmentalism and politics, Dune won the first Nebula Award, shared the Hugo Award, and formed the basis of what is undoubtedly the grandest epic in science fiction.


  • Not as good as I was expecting.

    By cplgum
    It was good, but it think it’s been built up over the last 58 years, that I expected too much from it, maybe.
  • Almost 50 years ago

    By Am book reader
    And I was 18 and everybody was reading “Dune”and “The Hobbit” and ‘LOTR”. Good times. But I came across this book and read it again and it still blew my mind! Good time redux.

    By Yumna Hyath
    When i started reading Dune it took me a while to actually get into it since it wasn’t very action-packed in the beginning. But as i started emerging into the end of part one (Dune) to part two (Muad’Dib) and three (The Prophet), the story was so hooking and entertaining it was something i’d think about when I wasnt reading it. Also, how the book was written is very impressive. There is a lot of artistry in the book that should be recognized when reading. I enjoyed part three of the book the most since it showed a large difference to Paul Atreides and Paul-Muad’Dib/Usul. I am also pleased to see how i really like the character Jessica (her backstory is very interesting) since i wasnt feeling that i like her too much when i first watched some of the movie. I am excited to fully watch the movie and refer to the book. I am also excited for Dune 2 since Zendaya got more screen time, Florence Pugh is in it, and I get to see Timothée Chalamet :). Thank you for reading my review and do read this book.
  • The best Sci-Fi Novel

    By drtgaither
    One of the best books I’ve ever read.
  • I can’t believe I slept on this for so long…

    By dwhilton
    Growing up, my mom told me that I should read Dune since I love sci-fi so much. My best friends dad echoed the same thing. When the movie was announced a few years ago I decided I should pick the book up and read it. I’m a very slow reader but also a parent of two younger children so it took me almost three years to finish it. Man this is so good…I honestly wasn’t sure I would even entertain the idea of the second book because the middle just slowed everything down. But now I’m all in.
  • Good read for those who remember the movie

    By Dunes 1969
    I remember the movie and was interested in how the movie followed the book. It was a good read and one that I could read a little bit or for several hours On to see how the story line is developed in the series

    By Frostbyte4424
    Truly the best piece of fiction I’ve ever read. I’m currently on Chapterhouse, and the start of this series is standalone one of the most inventive sci fi stories that’s been told. Each story in this series stands out, and each builds upon the last in a way I’ve never seen recreated or matched. The story hooks you in, and the wisdom and knowledge Frank Herbert beams into your brain through the guise of entertainment is priceless, and terrifying. If you have the dedication to see yourself to the end of Frank Herbert’s magnum opus, all I can promise you will be profoundly changed, and profoundly entertained
  • My Favorite Book

    By Savhgdghffyncv
    Enough said.
  • Timeless classic.

    By Zach 金哲凯
    Having seen the movie, I decided to take a look a the book. I was surprised with the detail the book relays. Excellent read!
  • Awesome

    By Gizmo/117
    So I was curious about the dune series and figured I’d start reading the dune series, wow frank herbert thanks for the awesome book I loved it and just bought the second book to see what happens next thank