Or read the back story of Dune perhaps?
The Dune series was hardly a work of deathless literature, but as for that piece of shit, save yourself the wasted calories. It is very possibly THE WORST book ever written in the history of human communication. I think I paid $1 for a used copy and even then I wanted to sue to get the $1 back plus damages for the intentional infliction of ultimate boredom.
I can attest to this. Currently suffering through the Battle of Corin. Save yourself and never pickup any one of these books.