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Sci-fi philosophy the way it should be done
on August 5, 1998
Hidden behind a poorly motivated story is a man's fascinating search for the meaning of life. His debates with various entities through the course of the story were interesting and smart. This book is certain to leave you thinking, and hopefully debating with your friends. On the downside, there is a large chunk in the middle of the novel where the characters live with some Fremen-inspired, Eskimo-like cavemen. Unless you enjoy reading detailed descriptions on the art of eating seal blubber, this could be a stumbling block in the otherwise smooth flow of the narrative.