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The Butlerian Jihad by Brian Herbert
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Nov 12, 08

Recommended for: No one
Read in January, 2008, read count: One too many

An abomination that should never have been written - which is true of all that Herbert Jnr and Anderson have contributed to the Dune series. Putting aside the pedestrian writing, the authors have failed entirely to capture the complexity of Frank Herbert's universe, characters and ideas. They seem incapable of subtlety. Nothing is implied. Everything is stated. They do tell a story but with none of the sophistication of the original.
Life is far too short to be wasted reading this money-spinning insult to the memory of Frank Herbert.
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