A Dune Readalong

I discovered yesterday that Carl V from Stainless Steel Droppings, Kailana from The Written World and The Little Red Reviewer will host a group read of one of the most famous Science Fiction novels there is.
I always wanted to read Dune but never really got around to doing it. Now is the time.
The book is divided into three parts and so the readalong will take place over a period of three weeks, starting this Friday, July 1st.
Details can be found on Carl’s blog.
I’m looking forward to it.
Will you join as well?

16 thoughts on “A Dune Readalong

  1. I’m going to pass on this one.
    I’ve read it as a teenager, it bored me to death and I stopped reading SF after this one. Terrible experience.

    PS: how is it possible that my best friend’s favourite books are Dune and The Red and the Black?

    • You might remember, I hated Le rouge et le noir… No idea whether I will like this or nor, I have read quite a few Science Fiction novels and did like them. Not as much as fanatsy but still, I have fond memories of some of them.
      I’m really curious. Maybe I will like Dune and hate Le rouge et le noir.
      I don’t know what it tells us about you and your friend. Maybe you are very different. I’ sure that the two books have nothing in common. I hope I’m not wrong. 🙂 Are there books on which you agree? Let me make an assumptions he/she likes more of the books you like than the other way around?

  2. I already have four readalongs organised over the next two months so had better say no – and in all honesty it’s not quite my thing. But I do enjoy reading bloggers reading books I would want to read myself – it’s a great way to learn about the books and bypass them at the same time!

    • I wouldn’t even be too sure that it wouldn’t be your thing. Science Fiction is a somewhat misleading label. I think the term “speculative fiction” that is used quite often these days does it much more justice. There is some thought-provoing analysis of our society to be found in Sci-Fi. Dune engages from the first sentences in a deep exploration of spirituality and religion that is fascinating.

  3. I’d love to read this and wouldn’t mind trying more sci fi, but I am already behind in my reading, so I had better not. I’ll look forward to hearing what you think, however!

    • Too bad but there are quite a lot of activities in July. My readalong, and July in Paris and this as well… I used to read more Sci Fi, not a lot but at leats twice a year but somehow never managed to read those very famous ones like Solaris and Dune or Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? And after I read Among Others I realized that there must be some fabulous books out there.

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