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E40 | Books | Dune Book Breakdown, Kwisatz Analysis

Kwisatz Haderach, Gom Jabbar, Mohadib, Paul... all super exotic names and phrases that you probably don't recognize if you haven't read Dune! In this book analysis we get to break down one of the greatest classic Si-Fi novels out there! Dune is a book that has been all the rage for the last 55+ years and is now a major motion picture! Before we dive into the story get to talk about the lackluster drinks we are having as well as some of the books we are reading! Hope you enjoy!


What's on our Flight (0XX:XX)

  • Dalton’s drinking: Smoke Wagon Straight Bourbon Whiskey (limited addition Red White and Blue). 2 cheers for this whiskey, after the nose it was all down hill.

  • Nelson's drinking: Dog Bone by Oak and Barrel Brewing Company. 2 cheers as well, this was a disappointing pale ale that was simultaneously over bitter and over malted.


What's on our Minds (0X:XX)

  • Dalton: Assassin's Apprentice by Robin Hobb. I teased this book on a recent Fireside episode, it went from boring to intriguing 70% of the way through the book! It's not one I would strongly recommend, but if the concepts interest you I would love to talk about it.

  • Nelson: Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. Curious to reread after seeing previews for the movies again, Nelson found it enjoyable if a bit bland in character development. The typical young adult tropes make it difficult to take seriously, but made for a decent book to have on in the background.


The main topic starts at XX:XX in the episode

We took a lesson from our recent episode on the Prequels and walked through the story of this novel for our analysis, especially since the political intrigue can be confusing right at the start of the book. Our conversation took us through the many names of Paul Atreides, the political factions at work, the ecology of Dune, why Liet Kynes is the best character, and Paul's development from a well-trained (if immature) princeling to the Kwisatz Haderach and Emporer that we know at the end of the book. We hope you enjoy the analysis and that it brings a deeper level of understanding and enjoyment of this truly outstanding sci-fi masterpiece.

As always, thank you for listening! If you want to tell us we are wrong, or just want more Dune content (especially conversation on the movie!), engage with us on our Discord (link in the top right). We would love to hear your thoughts and have you join us for our upcoming read through of Wheel of Time.


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