5 Things I Loved About Reading Dune (and 5 Things I Didn’t)

He who controls the spice controls the universe.

Dune Frank Herbert
  • Photo Credit: Interior book jacket of the 2019 'Dune' hardcover release.

What I Loved About Dune

The world

Paul Atreides

Dune movie
  • Timothee Chalamet as Paul in the trailer for the 2021 film. 

    Photo Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures

The novel highlights a central human flaw

A society focused on craft

The Importance of ecology

What I Didn't Love

The double-edged sword of dense worldbuilding

Over-explanation versus suggestion

Due Bene Gesserit
  • Photo Credit: Still of the Bene Gesserit in the 1984 'Dune' adaptation, via Universal Pictures.

Trendsetter syndrome

Outdated aspects

It's un-filmable