Finished! In the end I can’t really decide if I liked the book or not. I thought the start was a bit slow, it picked up and really impressed me in the middle – but then we get this jump ahead in time and I felt like I was missing out. Everything I was really interested in wasn’t a big topic anymore and I really would have loved to read about Paul’s first years with the Fremen.
I wanted to read more about sandworms and wanted them to be a bigger threat & part of the story. Same goes for the Spice.
The ending feels rushed and Paul is just too powerful for my liking. Very disappointed in the presentation of Feyd-Rautha Harkonnen. I would have liked to see much more of him and not see him go out like that. He would have been a great major player for the next books. If there is one at all. Paul is just too good at everything, so I don’t think anyone can really be a threat to him.
In the end, I can say that I was really into the setting. Arrakis is a great & dangerous place that has so much potential. I loved the Fremen culture, the fact that water is so precious and that they can ride on sandworms. I didn’t like how most of the characters were presented, especially the Harkonnen side. I thought they were so sneaky and ruthless & clever and then Paul just takes them out easily, one by one. Feyd-Rautha should have survived!
I liked to do this little Read Along though. It is fun and helpful for complicated books. I might do a few more in the future. Thanks to everyone who read and commented, you kept me going 🙂
Later today, we will watch the 1980’s Dune movie. I cant wait. Just the picture I can see on Netflix looks epic!