Day 08 – Most overrated book
Unlike Day 07, this one is easy for me: Dune by Frank Herbert
I know, I know. It says it right there on the book cover : THE GREATEST SCIENCE FICTION NOVEL OF ALL TIME. I’ll tell ya, it just didn’t grab me. I know that it’s a Tolkien-esque level of universe building, but that’s not enough. Tolkien created a rich incredible world full of wonderful characters that I felt like I knew personally. Herbert created an entire universe full of people I didn’t give a damn about. I have friends that want to take away any SF-fan cred I have because I don’t bow down for Dune. Sorry, I gotta call ’em like I see ’em.
To me, not only is Dune not TGSFNOAT, I wouldn’t even recommend to anyone today for anything other than historical value.