Dune- what makes it a bestseller?What do you makes Dune great? (obviously a question for fans:)) the characters, the detailed portait of human society in future, the story and the plot, or the...

Dune- what makes it a bestseller?

What do you makes Dune great? (obviously a question for fans:))

the characters, the detailed portait of human society in future, the story and the plot, or the broadness and openmindness of its topics?

or perhaps, as in my view both, the fact that it is a mix of great story and characters with just about everything - poetry, religion, sociology, ecology, philosophy -somehow functioning succesfully a legitimate part of the novel?

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There are a few reasons that this book is considered special. First of all, it is pretty sophisticated from a literary standpoint. It meets the quality literature requirements. It is also science fiction, which is very popular. I personally think science fiction is popular because people like to imagine a different time and place, that still addresses crucial themes to our lives.

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