Soul catcher

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Putnam, 1972 - Fiction - 250 pages
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Dramatizes the conflict between the culture of the Northwestern Indians and modern civilization.

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User Review  - AnotherPartOfMeLost - LibraryThing

I read this book, because it was for seal (cheap) at the librairy and because Frank Herbert is also the author of Dune. I was curious what Frank would make of a non-Dune novel. I had no problem finishing it, but not a book I would recommend. Read full review

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User Review  - Redsfan - LibraryThing

This is by the "Dune" guy. I enjoyed the Dune series up to a point. This is a quiet, desperate meditation on native Americans and a deadly, delirious, scary and violent tale at the same time. It is not easy to pull this off. Read full review


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Frank Herbert worked originally as a journalist, but then turned to science fiction. His Dune series has had a major impact on that genre. Some critics assert that Herbert is responsible for bringing in a new branch of ecological science fiction. He had a personal interest in world ecology, and consulted with the governments of Vietnam and Pakistan about ecological issues. The length of some of Herbert's novels also helped make it acceptable for science fiction authors to write longer books. It is clear that, if the reader is engaged by the story---and Herbert certainly has the ability to engage his readers---length is not important. As is usually the case with popular fiction, it comes down to whether or not the reader is entertained, and Herbert is, above all, an entertaining and often compelling writer. His greatest talent is his ability to create new worlds that are plausible to readers, in spite of their alien nature, such as the planet Arrakis in the Dune series.

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