I have been intrigued by the Dune universe ever since I first saw the David Lynch movie all those years ago. I finally read the novel 3 years ago or so. But, I recently decided I wanted to read it again, and was wondering which of the Dune books were worth reading. Is the entire series by Frank Herbert worth following through to its end? What about the prequels by his son and Kevin Anderson?
I can take a certain amount of punishment in an effort to see a story through to its end. I forced myself to make it to book 9 in the Wheel of Time series, and book 8 in the Sword of Truth series before I finally admitted they weren’t worth it by way of comparison. So how do the other Dune books stack up to the original?