Tho the construction of the paperback is not as good as I would expect, the book is wonderfully written. As do nearly all of the Dune books, House Harkonnen keeps you on edge wondering what will be next for your favorite heroes and villains. Being over 700 pages long the book is unwieldy as a paperback. The weird size is overshadowed by the amount and quality of it's contents. I would recommend this book, and the entire series to anyone wishing to lose themselves in a futuristic science fiction galaxy.