So the ol’ book club is at it again, with a longer than usual book for a longer than usual time period. Enter the challenge read, where we’ll have approximately 3 months to read a sci-fi classic, “Dune” by Frank Herbert. Dune is set on the planet Arrakis, the story of a boy heir to a noble family that rules an inhospitable desert world. His family is betrayed and destroyed, sending him on an unimaginable journey, where he evolves into a man of mystery, moving mankind toward an unattainable dream.
Besides it being a classic, another reason to read Dune is in recognition of the upcoming movie version, due out in theaters/streaming in late October. If possible, we’ll fit in a discussion of the movie; the focus will be on the book.
Programming note: we’ll be reading the first book of the Dune Chronicles (known as Book 1). The versions we’re seeing are approximately 700 pages, but can vary based on print size and format (i.e., hardcover, paperback, kindle). Feel free to e-mail Joe if you have a question about which book to get. To account for the length, we’re taking approximately 3 months to read and meeting in November.
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