Eye (Short Story Collection)

What is it?

The 1985 book / collection of short stories called Eye by Frank Herbert.

Eye by Frank Herbert: Introduction

What is it about?

This is how Goodreads describes this book:

The only collection of the best stories of Frank Herbert, Award Winning author of the legendary Dune saga!

Eye features the startlingly original collaboration The Road To Dune, a walking tour of Arakeen narrated by Frank Herbert and illustrated by acclaimed British artist Jim Burns.

Also included is an introduction by Herbert describing his personal feelings about the filming of David Lynch’s movie version of Dune; Herbert’s own favorite short story, Seed Stock and tales from throughout his career, some never before collected.

My Thoughts

This book of short stories by Frank Herbert was surprisingly hard to read.

It was my hardest read in recent memory, so it took me longer to read than it should have and then expected.

The short stories were a bit hard to follow, especially the one with a lot of navy lingo, and most ended suddenly and felt incomplete.

I think that Frank Herbert’s style does not work so well in short story form, but he still manages to add some deep content in these short stories if you can translate them or understand them et cetera.

I would like to see longer versions of some of these short stories because I think that most of them needed to be longer.

Furthermore, I would like to thank my coworker Mr. JF for letting me borrow this book and the other book that I still have to read.

The end,

  • John Jr

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