I really really liked Dune.
I was a bit worried about it. BECAUSE. When I was a kid, I watched the movie and the fat bad guy whose sidekick was always messing with his acne to make it fester... EWWWW. It totally grossed me out. I don't know if I even watched the rest of it, honestly.
But the book was AWESOME.
I love sci-fi movies, but I don't read too many sci-fi books. This one was really good. It kept my attention the whole book through. The quotes from the writings of the princess added to the mystique. I loved how Herbert did that.
Anyhow, if you like sci-fi, this is a really good read :)