Mr. Tact wrote on Sep 10, 2020, 11:00:
*shrug* To each their own. I thought Brian's books seemed to closely follow where "Heretics of Dune" and "Chapterhouse: Dune" left off. And yeah, perhaps the ultimate ending was a bit of a "Hollywood ending" but overall the whole storyline felt true to the original six and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
I think my bias was set upon reading House Atreides when it came out, and kept noticing things that didn't actually fit with previous established canon and the puerile writing... In Dune, people's inner thought dialog text was complex and often different from what they portrayed outwardly. In The BH/KJA novels it was practically always the same:I could use a ham sandwich
, Leto thought.
"I'm going to make a ham sandwich!", he said. *
I blame Herbert partially, since I know he's the one that "found" the notes, but I'm guessing a lot of what I didn't like was KJA's writing style, which about matches what I remember from his X-Files and Star Wars books.
* Not-an-actual-quote taken from the non-existent "Hamworms of Dune"
EDIT: Was trying to remember why I can't remember specific examples any more, then realized it came out in 1999, and that's 21 years ago... dear god I'm old.