Thumbs up for Dune by Frank Herbert. Science fiction.
After bouncing off of Dune twice, on the third time I finally came around to finding Herbert’s omniscient prose interesting rather than off-putting. It still took me forever to get through the book, though. The problem was: I enjoyed it whenever I was reading it, but if I put it down, even for a second, I would get distracted by something, anything else. (One evening I found myself picking fuzzballs off a crocheted blanket.) Is it a great book(tm)? Absolutely. Do you like science fiction? Then you should absolutely give it a try (or two or three). I do see what people see in it, but it’s not my jam. I can only speak from my own reading experience, which is that if I’m going to read more than five hundred pages about desert ecology and/or messiahs, I would rather read nonfiction.
“Those are date palms,” he said. “One date palm requires forty liters of water a day. A man requires but eight liters. A palm, then, equals five men. There are twenty palms out there – one hundred men.”
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