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Dune Messiah by Frank Herbert
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Apr 23, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: science-fiction
Read from April 23 to 25, 2012

I wasn't expecting to like this as much as I liked Dune. But in some ways it was actually better. I love Dune but I love the world, the language, and the over all experience. And even though I like the minor characters, I just never connected with Paul or really any of the leads. Actually I found most of them to be arrogant and manipulative. But this sequel, which is more like an added end chapter, I found some of what I was missing. Paul become more human, questioning his role and his right. And his fear. And one of my major questions from the first was addressed in here. I liked it and it makes me want to read Dune again with new eyes. Recommended to anyone who read Dune but for whatever reason haven't read it yet.
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Li Seagull I read Dune awhile ago and thought it meh, though I liked the plot and the worldbuilding. Is this similar? Still deciding whether I want to continue the series or not :)

Traci This one is almost like an epilogue to the first book. They're still on Dune but there's a lot less world building this time. It's mostly character driven. I say if you gave the first book a three to five star rating read it. If you gave the book a one or two you can skip it, it won't change your mind. And it's really short. About two hundred pages.

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