Disappointing; I should had known better, but I was expecting a better ending to the Dune story.
From my point of view, the "magic / miraculous" ending was a simple, cheap way to end a wonderful story line. To be honest, I was expecting a story in the line of the original Dune book, with more mysticism and less "magic". The "super man" that is outlined in Dune through Paul Atreides, is transformed into Harry Potter in this last book. All his motivations, all his spirit and all his wisdom are trivialised into some cheap thoughts that practically go unexplained.
This said, it was a good book to read on the beach; its simplicity made it easier to stop and resume....Continua
Not as much intriguing as the previous.
This book is a poor attempt with a severe lack of deep considerations.
The grand themes of Dune are here reduced to an awkward blablabla about superhumans with superpowers doing impossibile things just as they wish, without a satisfying explanation.
All is devised as the classic, "black&white" conflict between opposites forces, with none of the subtleties that Frank Herbert was so fond of.
Here Herbert's spirit and intentions seem to me poorly considered, and the novel brings quite nothing of the previous political complexity that even some of the prequels have.
Ah, and a lot of questions unanswered >__<
Worth reading just if you (like me ^__^) WANT SO BAD to know how the two (B. Herbert and Anderson) have envisioned what Herbert had meant DUNE to be.
Sigh, such a waste...