A Short Review of "Dune", by Frank P Herbert
"One Must Not Fear, Fear is the Mind Killer" - Dune
While reading the Dune, you'll not only read it but will live in it. I literally had dreams of me being on Arrakis and living in a cave, God! It made such an impact on me.
The philosophy of the Dune is so great, showing how tough people are made by living in a challenging environment be it Fremen (on Arrakis) or Sardaurkar (on Selusa Secundus).
Frank Herbert is an absolute genius. His imagination is top-class and so detailed, he even had an entire ecology of Dune created, starting from vegetation to terrain and the food chain. It also had royal houses Atreides, Harkonnens, Corrinos .The Dune also had its own religion formed over the basis of Islam, Christianity, Buddhislamic and Hinduism, There are also quite a few references to Arabic in the book. The terms like Bene Gesserit a religious school trying to achieve an apt bloodline for the "One"(Lisan-al-Gaib), Missionaria Protectiva has their own purpose to spread the Propaganda of Kwisatz Haderach to farther planets. The Galaxies and Planets (Selusa Secundus, Geidi Prime and Caladan) are also in place. The magical ingredient, Spice found on Arrakis, The Guild, The Sardaurkar. It was great how Sandworms have a place in the Dune ecosystem and how it's linked to the creation of Spice in the Arrakis.
The Dune #1 Dune has three books/parts: Dune, Muad'dib and The Prophet. The first book talks about how Paul comes to Arrakis, the desert planet, How the Harkonnens plan treachery to kill Duke Leto. The second book shows us, how Paul takes sanctuary at the Fremen's and comes to be known as Paul Muad'dib and how Paul teaches the Fremen the weirding ways of battle and gets taught, how to live like a Fremen, ride a Maker. The Final Part talks, about how the Arrakis revolt plays and how Paul wins over the Arrakeen and plans to turn Arrakis into an orchard.
I absolutely loved reading The Dune 😍.