So I saw the movie first a long time ago and tried to read the book- but my young mind couldn't comprehend much of its content so I never got far with it. But ever since I found it at Barnes & Noble a few weeks back (Matthew actually spotted it and I grabbed it right away) I've been reading 1-2 chapters a day and getting hooked into that world. I can see how someone can get lost while watching the movie- there is so much more going on that never made it into the theatrical adaption because it would turn into a 5 hour movie, but it does fill in a lot of gaps. I feel bad that as someone closely related to Frank Herbert it's taken this long to finally return to it. I thought it was going to be too difficult to understand but it really isn't - I guess once you dive into the literary adventure that is "The Name of the Rose" your mind has been conditioned enough with wordy bits to understand "Dune" perfectly. So then I got curious to see what all the characters are like in the imagination of deviants and I'm astounded- I wish he was alive to see everyone's enthusiasm and love for his beloved creation in their beautiful works of art. I also hope he knows that through his work I have found inspiration for my own story and hope to be the third successful novelist in the family ^_^.