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Chapterhouse Dune (Dune Chronicles, Book 6)…
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Chapterhouse Dune (Dune Chronicles, Book 6) (utgåvan 1987)

av Frank Herbert

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The desert planet Arrakis, called Dune, has been destroyed. Now, the Bene Gesserit, heirs to Dune's power, have colonized a green world??and are tuning it into a desert, mile by scorched mile.
Chapterhouse Dune is the last book Frank Herbert wrote before his death: A stunning climax to the epic Dune legend that will live on forever.… (mer)

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Titel:Chapterhouse Dune (Dune Chronicles, Book 6)
Författare:Frank Herbert
Info:Ace (1987), Paperback, 435 pages
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An incredible addition to the 2nd part of the unfinished trilogy set after the Tyrants demise. Heretics was compelling but padded and often times quite aimless. Chapterhouse takes Frank Herberts strength in writing deep and challenging ideas with compelling characters and an explosive, larger than life story. The best description of this book would be a slightly more action-packed God Emperor of Dune; my favorite of the 6.

Overall, this was my first journey into Dune and its both unfortunate and fortunate introduction. Peering at Frank Herberts vision and blood seeping into his long spanning SF novels left unfinished, I could not be more happier. I first read the first book around 2020 following Messiah; then its ending left me speechless. Picking up 3 years later I picked up Children of Dune continued.. it painted a much larger and greater prospect that touched me deeply. Thank you. ( )
  pojothepanda | Feb 5, 2024 |
What a pointless slog of a story. "Dune" has been a part of my life since I was 5 or 6, and to see this part of it end like this is kind of... sad. Ah well. We all grow up.

This book is almost as garbage as "God Emperor of Dune", except more happens in it, so it wins by comparison. Though much of the story is again spent with characters internally debating or debating with each other about maybe doing something eventually. Though they do get around to parts of it. The frequent confusing POV switches were as confusing as ever, and omniscient until they weren't, which was also frustrating.

The constant references to sex magic (which we never actually see) were frustrating. People here and on Reddit call this the weird sex book, and it is, but it's all flash and no substance. The most graphic scenes we "see" are a furry/human orgy in the dark, vanilla shower sex, post-coital bed lounging, and the rape of a child, so that's... that. It also contains a ridiculous amount of rightwing griping about taxes and voting, about how ableism is cool, and also one of the weirdest instances of a Christian writing a group of Jews that was at turns stupid and incredibly offensive. We are not just Christians wearing yarmulkes, which is how Herbert writes them.

It's also painfully obvious that although Herbert possibly seemed to grasp that he needed to write more women in this universe, he has no idea how women talk or interact with each other. And it's uncomfortable to read.

None of the characters in this story are appealing. The narrative is miserable. The love "story" isn't compelling. It's a tired retread of the same characters in previous books, but worse. The "philosophy" and politics are pretty dumb. And somehow Herbert took one of my favorite artists - Vincent van Gogh - and made me dread every time his name was brought up.

I will give Herbert this, though: he added furries to the story. That's kind of neat. He didn't go very far with it, but it's amusing that that's in there.


Overall, this was a waste of time for a series that should have ended at least three books prior. People were writing better SF than this in the 80s (and Steven Brust had magic genetics, reincarnation, and past life stuff, too). And they're writing better now. As someone with a soft spot for all the "Dune" adaptations, I hope they never adapt this. ( )
  AnonR | Aug 5, 2023 |
My least favorite of the Dune books. ( )
  autumnesf | Feb 4, 2023 |
A must read for Dune fans......can never get enough of the Dune books. ( )
  timshoe | Sep 21, 2022 |
Too slow and philosophical; the ideas are bogged down. Speeds up towards the end, but it's not delivered well enough and all the unfinished strands leave you wondering about too much ( )
  tarsel | Sep 4, 2022 |
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Chapterhouse: Dune is a worthy addition to this durable and deservedly popular series... Against all odds, the universe of Dune keeps getting richer in texture, more challenging in its moral dilemmas. The only way to appreciate Mr. Herbert's achievement is to start with the first book and work your way through, so that when one character says, ''I love you too much, Murbella. That's my Agony,'' you will get the full, shuddery import of that capital A.
 

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The desert planet Arrakis, called Dune, has been destroyed. Now, the Bene Gesserit, heirs to Dune's power, have colonized a green world??and are tuning it into a desert, mile by scorched mile.
Chapterhouse Dune is the last book Frank Herbert wrote before his death: A stunning climax to the epic Dune legend that will live on forever.

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