Reading progress update: I've read 376 out of 550 pages.

Dune - Frank Herbert

So it's only just fully dawned on me that Arrakis is the middle east, Paul Atreides is Muhammad, CHOAM are OPEC and the spice is oil. My head is now slightly wavey. 

 

Such a fantastically multi layered novel, you could delve into its ideas on politics, leadership and religion for years I think. This will probably be a five star review at the end.