Why did I love this book?
Unarguably one of the greatest science fiction books ever, every time I read Dune I marvel at the complexity of the world Frank Herbert has created. The incorporation of Islamic culture and beliefs, along with some Medieval European tropes is fantastic. While the protagonist is just a teenager, this is no young adult book. I like the way it deals with real-world problems and character interaction from a mature perspective. There is good and evil and many shades in between. This is not only the tale of a stranger in a strange land, but one who's destined to become the godlike leader of the planet he's thrust upon...whether he wants it or not. I've always found this book an incredible blend of adventure, environmentalism, politics, and mysticism.