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Great ideas written by a newspaperman
Reviewed in the United States on October 4, 2019
So much to love and a different take on space based science fiction. I wanted to explore this world, the characters, the universe. All of it is still exciting and fresh feeling even 50 years later. Dune stands alone as it’s own.
Too bad I hate this book.
It is written by a man who may have never actually had a conversation with another living being in his life. He takes the world he created, the characters he created, and renders them lifeless. I don’t care about anyone in the book because why would I? I’ve been given nothing other than basic outlines of them. Plus the second half of this book feels like it was written in a day. The best way I can describe reading this is as if I was reading it through a vaseline covered lens. I can make out something but mostly it’s just vague shapes and colors. It reads like the Bible. Hate this book. Hate it. The only reason I give it two stars is because I actually like the ideas. Too bad someone, anyone else, didn’t write it.