dune by frank herbert

i had read dune first in russian, back in high school. and that’s why reading it now in english felt as if for the first time – i did not remember anything except sand worms. i should thank upcoming movie’s trailer for the reminder to re-read the book.

it was a good book to read in winter. desert descriptions warmed me up like a cup of tea.

while dune was a pleasant read, and a fine exhibit of space sci-fi, i do not plan on reading any other works of frank herbert. if his most lauded novel has such clear signs of its time, i don’t want to spend time on lesser works. and even without this caution, the online chorus of people advising the same is quite convincing (and reminds me of the fandom opinion on star wars prequels).