I’m not sure I’ll ever get used to the beginning of some science fiction and fantasy novels – i never know what the heck is going on. But the sign of the good ones – I keep reading until I do know what’s going on. And with Dune, it didn’t take too long, despite all the characters and subtle nuances. This is a classic and I now know why and can see why I’ve read it. It resonates with its classic themes and will as long as strife is what it is. There are so many things to say about Dune: from the environmental aspects, to the political and religious ones, to the importance of friendship, family, and love. It’s a great book and I enjoyed it.