Frank Herbert – The Jesus Incident
Frank Herbert’s style is very particular, in this book. You identify with it or you don’t. The world he creates brings many questions concerning humanity and divinity, questions left in the reader’s mind after you finish it. I’m not convinced by the writing, unfortunately, which doesn’t seem to me up to par with the intentions of the book. It’s like a very ambitious project written too much in a hurry.
I give it 3/5 on goodreads rating system, which means rather 3.5, if the site had half-stars.
I’ve been asked what exactly didn’t I like about it, still. I found the plot particularly difficult to follow when it spans centuries and generations in an odd way, all together with choices of the author that weren’t making sense (such as the name Jesus for a character such a Jesus Lewis, a good executor of orders to kill…).