With the movie coming soon, I had to get this one under my belt and boy, am I glad I did! Easy five stars.

I have fond memories of my father owning this and always wanting to read it mostly because it was a massively thick paperback that looked impossible. Unsurprisingly (he doesn’t care much for sci-fi INCLUDING STAR WARS!), he didn’t like it.

I couldn’t put it down, all 800 pages or so. Much more easily handled on Kindle ?

I’m not sure if I’ll continue with the series as I feel this one left the world in a perfect state. Answers, but not too many. As much as I loved the book, this is kind of surprising as I love dying in to a good trilogy.


  • “Fear is the mind-killer.”
  • “Hope clouds observation.”
  • “Once, men turned their thinking over to machines in the hope that this would set them free. But that only permitted other men with machines to enslave them.”
  • “What is the son but an extension of the father?”
  • “Every experience carries its lesson.”
  • “From the top of the mountain, you cannot see the mountain.”
  • “The whole theory of warfare is calculated risk.”
  • “There is probably no more terrible instant of enlightenment than the one in which you discover your father is a man—with human flesh.”
  • “The person who experiences greatness must have a feeling for the myth he is in.”
  • “Growth is limited by that necessity which is present in the least amount.”
  • “It’s the look of terrible awareness, she thought, of someone forced to the knowledge of his own mortality.”
  • “What do you despise? By this are you truly known.”
  • “The concept of progress acts as a protective mechanism to shield us from the terrors of the future.”
  • “They’d never known anything but victory which, Paul realized, could be a weakness in itself.”
  • “We who carry the name of concubine—history will call us wives.”