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Friday, June 3, 2016

Chapterhouse: Dune

My latest book was  Chapterhouse: Dune by Frank Herbert, Next up are Gotham: A History of New York City to 1898The Sound and the Fury, and Robot Dreams.

This was the sixth and final Dune novel by the author of the original story.  While I found this better than some of the earlier books, it was not good enough to redeem a series which, after the first entry, quickly became inaccessible and monotonous.  Once again, I was left observing characters talking incessantly about how important it is that they keep their plans secret without finding out what the plans actually are until the very last moment.  I couldn't help the feeling that the author himself didn't know until that point either.