Frank Herbert's last published novel is a charming and witty science fiction adventure coauthored with his son Brian.
What if the entire universe were the creation of alien minds? After an unfortunate spaceship accident, the hedonistic human Lutt Hansen, Jr., finds himself sharing his body and mind with a naïve alien dreamer. Together the two must survive dangers, schemes, and assassination attempts - but can they survive each other?
©1986 Frank Herbert and Brian Herbert (P)2014 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
It was a great premise but by the 7 hour matk, I hated the main character Lot so much, I quit listening and returned the book. I couldn't stick it out anymore. He's in an alien's body and yet he's in control. I found it completely unbelievable that a scion of a race who imaged humanity couldn’t kick a narcissistic journalist out of his head. Even half trained, that should have been child's play. There was no attempt to make it believable either. The story would have been more believable if the Dreen was in control and had to ape human. The reverse is a trite tale of one jerk getting what he wants at the expense of a naive kid. Not an enjoyable read.
I did like the premise for this book but I didn't get what I was hoping for..
I didn't like the characters. They were petty and selfish or dumb and naive. The book is pretty much a politic and corporate intrigue in a futuristic setting. They were such extremes to the personalities I had a hard time identifying with anyone. The Dreans could have been so cool, but they were mostly boring.
If I hadn't goten the book on sale i would have return it.
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