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Book Reviews of God Emperor of Dune (Dune Chronicles, Book 4)

God Emperor of Dune (Dune Chronicles, Book 4)
God Emperor of Dune - Dune Chronicles, Book 4
Author: Frank Herbert
ISBN-13: 9780425062333
ISBN-10: 0425062333
Publication Date: 5/1/1983
Pages: 423
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 50 ratings
Publisher: Berkley
Book Type: Paperback
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12 Book Reviews submitted by our Members...sorted by voted most helpful

reviewed God Emperor of Dune (Dune Chronicles, Book 4) on + 3 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
The book is like one huge monologue. It's not very entertaining. The main character mostly talks about how awesome he is and how everything he does is for the better. While this is all well and good reading the exact same sentence repeated over the course of 400 pages is not.
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Helpful Score: 1
Another of Frank Herbert's excellent series on a planet almost totally without water, and how the ecology of the place affects life there. Might sound dull, but it isn't.
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If you liked the original "Dune," you'll like this book.
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The Dune series is a must read for all Sci-Fi enththusiasts. Frank Herberts Dune novels are the best. Herbert paints a picture so vivid you live it.
reviewed God Emperor of Dune (Dune Chronicles, Book 4) on + 9 more book reviews
This is the fourth book in the Dune series.
CougarRed avatar reviewed God Emperor of Dune (Dune Chronicles, Book 4) on + 9 more book reviews
The final chapter in Frank Herbert's classic.
tennesseedog avatar reviewed God Emperor of Dune (Dune Chronicles, Book 4) on + 24 more book reviews
Another link in this brillant science fiction adventure.
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Best read in sequence as part of the Dune series...but you can catch iup with the story fairly quickly.
confuzzledbooks avatar reviewed God Emperor of Dune (Dune Chronicles, Book 4) on + 466 more book reviews
Taking place thousands of years after Dune Messiah Leto II is still alive and is now considered Emperor/God of the empire. He physically looks much different now as he excepts the bodily changes of turning into a sandworm. His body and mind still hold on to some human things. For one he keeps bringing Duncan Idaho back to serve him, Duncan keeps the unhuman part of Leto at bay. Most people under Leto do not agree with the way he runs things. Many want to overthrow him.

I find all the characters in the Dune Universe are so different and interesting in their own way. My favorite character in this one was and is Duncan Idaho. I wonder how many times Leto had cloned him or how many of Duncan's children or grandchildren ran about Arrakis.

Not much is explained as to why the golden path leads Leto to become a sandworm or why all the worlds will go downhill when he is gone. There are many questions left unanswered but I can let some go because real-life leaves questions unanswered.

I will continue to read the rest of the Dune series. I think fans of Science Fiction, and Family Sagas will enjoy this series. I say this as a fan of lite Science Fiction, I don't like SciFi books too heavy and all science jargon.
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Loved Dune; read the second of the series; never could get into this one at all.
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Good book like all the Dune books are.
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If you like Herbert's stories of water-starved planet of Dune, you'll like this one too.
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