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God Emperor of Dune [Format Kindle]

Frank Herbert
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'Unique among SF novels . . . I know nothing comparable to it except The Lord of the Rings.' (Arthur C. Clarke on DUNE)

'One of the landmarks of modern science fiction . . . an amazing feat of creation.' (Analog on DUNE)

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Centuries have passed on Dune, and the planet is green with life. Leto, the son of Dune's savior, is still alive but far from human, and the fate of all humanity hangs on his awesome sacrifice..."Rich fare...heady stuff."--Los Angeles Times



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  • Format : Format Kindle
  • Taille du fichier : 744 KB
  • Nombre de pages de l'édition imprimée : 436 pages
  • Pagination - ISBN de l'édition imprimée de référence : 0441294677
  • Editeur : Ace; Édition : Reissue (2 septembre 2008)
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  • Langue : Anglais
  • ASIN: B001F0WXX6
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Politique et philosophie métaphysique 3 février 2009
Format:Poche
The God-Empereur est un livre incroyable de la littérature fantastique. Ce tome de Dune nous plonge dans le questionnement. La sagesse exprimée dans ce livre, et les enseignements qu'on y trouve sont incroyables. On ne lit pas Dune comme on lit un roman SF, on lit Dune comme on lit un ouvrage philosophique de grand intérêt, c'est vrai pour toute la série, et en particulier pour ce volume là, l'empereur-Dieu. A ceux qui maitrisent mal l'anglais, lisez-le en français, car il n'est pas toujours facile à lire. Mais on y prend plaisir, et on le comprend mieux en le relisant plusieurs fois. C'est un livre (ainsi que toute la série), indispensable à avoir dans sa bibliothèque.
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2.0 étoiles sur 5 Ennuyeux à mourir 19 septembre 2014
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La première trilogie de Dune était bien construite, plutôt bien emmenée et posait les bases d'un univers très intéressant (Dune, Dune messiah, Children of Dune). Ce quatrième tome tartine le concept de manière vraiment exagérée. C'est long, ennuyeux, répétitif, et franchement ça a mal vieilli. Le côté "psychédélo-70's" est poussé jusqu'à la caricature. On peut s'arrêter à "Children of Dune" sans souci.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 The Golden Path 6 septembre 2014
Par Mellano
Format:Relié|Achat vérifié
Jolie édition La couverture sous la jaquette un peu racoleuse est unie vieil or mais sobre et moderne On a plaisir à re/lire ce chapitre charnière dans la Saga d'Herbert The Older Un très bel objet contemporain
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Perhaps the single best Si-Fi book of all time. 9 mai 1999
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A text whose depth of religious, historical, philosophical and emotional insights touch at the very essence of what humanity is. As someone who has read the 6-books of the Dune series more than 7-times each, I find God Emperor to be a gifted presentation set within the perspective of a truly unique point-of-view. As with the entire Dune series, Herbert forces us to focus within ourselves to answer the deeper questions and issues raised so masterfully in his book. The relationship and dialogues between the God Emperor Leto, and Moneo, his Majordomo has to be some of the most insightful, honest theater in Si-Fi history. From the silent obeyance of the massive Nayla, or the fostered rebellious attitudes of Siona, the shimmering `Golden Path' that will finally and forever perpetuate humankind in the Universe has been set into place personally by Paul Atreides' son Leto. With Leto's selfless sacrifice of an unimaginable 3,500-years, his metamorphosis of worm and man; man and God, legend and religion with his logical-brilliance of the all-female "Women of the Imperial Guard", the Fish Speaker Army that holds an iron-grip on the human universe- Herbert creates the single most enjoyable, readable, profound, and meaningful book in his timeless collection. This book also ties the Paul Atreides side of the Dune series to the Bene Gesserit-led books in a singular, keystone fashion. The development of the Ixians, and the Tleilaxu; the downgrading of the Guild, and the Bene Gesserit and the extermination of CHOAM and the Great Houses add a great deal to both the overall and continuing plot lines of the Dune series. More so than the rest of the series, this book forces a closer examination of religious, social and interpersonal beliefs, and in a truly long-term thinking frame. This book also stands unique among the Dune-sequels as being the only one that can be easily read, understood and enjoyed without having read the other books. It would be interesting to have originally read this book first, then Dune second. I will never bore of Leto's character or his integrity. Please read this book, and when you finish it, read it again. -Scott Craig "Religious institutions perpetuate a mortal master-servant relationship, they create an arena which attracts the prideful human power-seekers with all of their nearsighted prejudices! Ultimately, we must realize that we are all servants unto God, not servants unto servants." -Frank Herbert 1981
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Characters, not action. 13 août 2002
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First, let me get this out of the way. If youwere annoyed by some of the abstruse and occasionally pretentious dialogue in the first three books (esoecially the third) then you won't like this book in all probability. If you love action and excitement and an intense plot, and thats what youre looking for, you won't like this book in all probabilty.
That said, this book is easily the best book in the Dune series (only the first can compete; and that is because it sets up the world). The setting is a quantum leap from the first one; there is virtually no connection to the petty feuding world of Dune, with the intense Fremen and their intense culture.
This book revolves around 5 characters: Hwi Noree, Siona, Moneo, Leto II and Duncan Idaho, the ever present ghola. The idea of Duncan Idaho being constantly resurrected struck me as as an interesting conceit, and it played well into the story (Leto's psychological analysis of Duncan based on his resurrections is also interesting).
Of these five characters, Moneo and Leto are easily the most interesting. They form a perfect foil- Leto, so intelligent and so far beyond the normal human awareness that his thoughts cant help being nearly incomprehensible, and Moneo, the former rebel who was converted by his visions of the Golden Path and is now staid in his duty and unquestioning in his belief.
Figuring out what exactly the Golden Path is- the path that Maud'Dib could not bring himself to contemplate and that Leto took upon himself in place of Ghanima- is a tussle.
It is an immensely enjoyable tussle, however. Leto seems to be saying, by being the ultimate power-holder and despot of this universe, I accomplish too things. First, I am freeing humanity of the craving for authority and reinforcing free will and action- I am showing people that despotism, even peaceful despotism, automatically creates tension and disturbance. Secondly, I am showing people that enforced peace leads to degeneration of the soul.
God Emperor of Dune is a complex book, one that needs to be reread many times in order to draw the juices of interpretation and understanding from it. Its about government, power, love, humanity. It also has the most interesting and one of the most complex characters created in sciencefiction. And that alone justifies reading it.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 God Emperor of Dune. 14 août 2000
Par Todd - Publié sur Amazon.com
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This is what the whole series is all about right here. Paul Muad'Dib was a failed messiah. Failed because he locked himself into a future that he could not stand to be a part of. Like his father, young Leto II also saw the path that his father fled from. But in looking deeper into that future saw the only way to save humankind from itself. The Golden Path. This book is set smack-dab in the middle of that golden path. Deeply religious and philosophical undertones drive this book right to the top of my personal best list. If I had to pick only one book that truly changed my perspective and deepened my thinking it has to be this book. Leto is a very rich character unparalled in any other series. Frank Herbert took the ideal of a higher power and what it must be like to be that power, and humanized it for all to disect and study. True Genius. If you're looking for the action of the first book, God Emperor might dissapoint you. Though there is action, it is the dialogue of this book that makes it the timeless perfection that it is. So if you want to take your mind on a consciousness expanding ride, curl up with this book and enjoy.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 An eye-opener, to say the least 7 août 2000
Par Jonnyboy117 - Publié sur Amazon.com
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How do I start a review of God Emperor of Dune? It simply blew me away. Leto Atreides II is the single most complex, interesting, and expertly crafted character in literary history. In fact, it seems a travesty to even call him a "character"; Leto is a person. This book is about a lot of different things, but it's mostly about Leto -- and believe me, you could write a hundred books about this guy. What really blows me away about God Emperor of Dune is how satisfying it is while still being totally open-ended. Herbert leaves you with a thousand unanswered questions, and it is by exploring these questions that you begin to truly appreciate the book. There are a few times when the psychobabble gets to be too much for even the most absorbed reader, but in the end the good FAR outweighs the bad, leaving God Emperor practically unblemished in my mind. My biggest worry is that people will start the Dune series and never reach this book...in retrospect, it's a tie with Dune Messiah for my favorite entry in the entire series. A slowly paced, terrifyingly deep, cathartic complete/incomplete masterpiece.
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 As the Worm Turns 12 mars 2003
Par mrliteral - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Poche|Achat vérifié
In the fourth volume of Frank Herbert's Dune Series, the tale goes three thousand years after the first three books. Leto, the son of Paul Atreides is still around, however, a semi-immortal who is the title character.
Paul might have been the equivalent of Julius Caesar, setting up an Empire for his successor, the Augustean Leto. Leto has established his own version of Pax Romana, creating a government that has remained in power over three millenia. The price of this peace is obvious: civilization has stagnated and many of the same institutions are still around, despite a time gap similar to the time of the mythical Agammemnon/Atreides to our modern day.
Leto is extremely powerful, not only physically and intellectually, but economically as well. His Achilles heel (speaking metaphorically as his worm-like body no longer has heels) is his simultaneous development towards worm-hood and his vague longings for his humanity. Among his allies/opponents is Duncan Idaho, the latest in a series of Idaho clones that have served Leto and have often died trying to assassinate him.
The book focuses on Leto's scheming about the human race and those who oppose him. While quite interesting and entertaining, it would sometimes be nice if Herbert's characters were a little less serious. No one speaks or does anything frivolously; it is all part of a larger agenda. Nonetheless, although different from the first three books, this is a worthy part of the series and a good science fiction novel.
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