I usually read three books at once - always have...something I picked up from my old man, I think - but I just wrapped up reading
Earth Abides for like the twentieth time. One of my favorite books. The Last Policeman is so far a fun meeting of apocalyptic fiction and a police procedural. It's light, fun, and well-written. So far, so good. Also just got Sleazoid Express and just scratched the surface of it last night. I have spent the last two or three years reading books revolving around post-war/pre-Disney Times Square and it's amazing it's taken me this long to read this one. Should have it done by the end of the weekend.
Book 2, Dune Messiah, is very good, and you can consider books 1 and 2 to be a complete story.
I second this. Haven't read it since I was younger, but I remember the Dune series providing me with diminished returns after the first two books.
"You want me to salute that pile of walking pus? Salute my ass!" - Captain Rhodes