Latest brief: Illustrate a book you enjoyed reading
My choice: Dune by Frank Herbert
If you need to know the plot then here's a brief outline: Arrakis is a sandy planet with a spice called 'melange' on it. The spice can be used from anything from space travel to giving people hightened awareness. The Emperor (king of all the people in space - 'the Great Houses' i.e. royalty) decides the Harkonen family should get off Arrakis and the Artreides should have a go at getting spice for everybody. Harkonens do some nasty stuff, Paul Atreides joins the desert tribe called the 'Fremen' - shit goes down - end of book
And don't forget there was apparently a terrible film made in 1987 - It had Sting in it
need I say more?