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Greetings,

Lol, apparently you liked it well enough to read the second and third book. IMO, the first book is self-contained, no need for sequels. It was very good, but not great.

Actually, the first book of Dune from my perspective, although nice prose, had no storyline that could stand up. The end of the first book, resolved the contradiction, Arrakis was now the capital and the emperor had direct control of spice. I was loaned book 2 and was given book 3 within weeks of each other, and since Herbert did string nice prose, I was curious to see if he could come up with a story that could stand up on its own to go with his prose.

Book 2 was absolutely horrible while book 3 actually seemed to stand up.

To this day, I can't for the life of me understand all the prizes and the blind adoration that is given to Dune.

Cheers,
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