Dune Messiah

Dune Messiah

by Frank Herbert
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Dune Messiah 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 165 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
All of you people out there writing reviews are comparing this book to DUNE and this book will never be DUNE. I loved DUNE personally, but DUNE was something that in my opinion happens once in a lifetime. It was such a mastery of all the topics touched upon in the novel and it brought together many concepts that should be lived through everyday life. Dune Messiah on the other hand is still an amzing novel. It however is made to show the imperfect sides of our beloved Paul so we constantly push it to the side. It truly leads up to the events of the next book and is needed to bridge the gap. stop hating.
MSGalligan More than 1 year ago
As a relative newcomer to the Dune collection, I started reading the books in a supposed "chronological" order that includes the Brian Herbert/Kevin Anderson books interspersed w/ the Frank Herbert originals. Dune Messiah, while short, was excellent - even moreso when read immediately following the Paul of Dune installment. Best part was the return of Duncan Idaho, in any form. Interesting to see the Guild's involvement in the conspiracy when you consider how Norma Cenva might have viewed the collusion. Recommended read.
bookwormTE More than 1 year ago
Even though this may be the shortest book in the series. i think it is underrated sequel. some people think it is too short and boring. I liked it. I thought it was a good sequel to dune. it seemed to touch on more profound ideas to me. It was fun returning to Maud dib. the ending is a surprise. also, this book pretty much sets up the third book,Children Of Dune.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Dune Messiah contains all of the power and captivation of Dune, yet has exceeded the original in intelectual stimulation and sheer excitement. While Dune focused more upon the ascention of Maud'dib, Dune Messiah concentrates upon the beginning of the fulfillment of his destiny as the Kwiswatz Haderach and his fateful yet necesssary demise. I hate to say it, but this one's better than the classic if anything, it'll make you think, and perhaps, rethink, most of what you know about Paul Atreides and the enigmatic land Arrakis, known as Dune.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Dune Messiah: known to people as 'a real stinker', or 'a wonderful novel'. Why do those who say it is horrible think this way? It is because this small novel holds BIG messages. Those who think this novel sucks are blind to what this book really holds. It is very complex in writing, and ignorant beings just can't read it. You truly cannot read the Dune series and skip this book, it isn't possible. Frank Herbert is a true genious, and this book IS as much of the series as DUNE is. I do not recommend it, I tell you to read it. If you don't read this book, then you are not a true Dune fan, that is the truth of it. This relatively small novel is too important to skip for all you REAL fans. Get ready for a philosophical roller-coaster...
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is amazing. It takes a little while to get going but it pays off. If you plan on reading the other dune books, then this contains to much information to skip.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm a big fan of sci-fi sagas and fantasies and must say when I read the first thirty pages of this book I couldn't put it down.However somewhere along the way the intensity simmers down and you get this subplot of Paul's wife intriguing against him.Towards the end it draws to quite a bit of an anti-climax.It's a worthy read if you're a follower of the series.As a first for me it didn't really give me the urge to follow up on the preceding and succeeding titles.
Anonymous 26 days ago
I read this years ago and was confused by all the talking in it. It was all a setup for the last 30 or so pages when Paul accepts the future. But I still cried for his vision.
Adam_Gentry More than 1 year ago
Once he sought the future, now he hides from it. Guided by visions, Paul became Maud’dib, who led the Fremen to victory against their enemies. Drunk on religious fervor, the Fremen swept through the universe, smashing the delicate balance of political forces and uniting all under the absolute authority of their messiah. But after twelve years Paul knows no peace. The factions he overthrew continue to plot against him, and even his allies have begun to turn against him. Everywhere power corrupts, and nowhere is power more concentrated than in Paul himself. Contrast plays a critical role in setting the story apart. Conspiracies combine with bitter truths to drive the story inward; confronting each character with the harsh realities of an imperfect world. Scenes are rife with complex ideas, but lack a common thread to unite them. Instead the various conflicts isolate each character, surrounding them in repetitive allusions to an ending they are powerless to prevent. Tragedy quickly turns into bittersweet relief, setting the stage for the next chapter in the story of Dune. +Strong Characters +Strong Ideas *Challenging Writing -Weak/Thin Plot -Slow Pace 3/5
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing
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A nice book for Dune fans
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its not DUNE
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A fan of Frank Herbert, and will always be. Great Science Fiction for the archival collections.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another great book in the Dune series. Good science fiction read.
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Although the book starts out a little slow the original genius of frank herbert comes to life in this second installment. I forgive him for creating the slow beginning because it was nessecary to create the character development. Overall this was a fabulous book with hidden plots and an intriguing sequel to dune.
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