Trang, please go post that on Amazon. (Maybe hit it with a spellchecker first, though, OK, Big Guy?
This got me to thinking: "...if you were to write a book about the jihad, you should write it about the jihad...."
If we ignore the BAD WRITING for a moment, I think a lot of you would agree (because I've seen some of you say so) that we might have been more favorably disposed towards the "efforts" of these two jokers if they had left certain things alone. Like the main characters.
If they really HAD to tell stories in this "Heroes" timeframe, why couldn't they have made them "sidequels" or "paraquels" involving minor characters with the events of the originals in the background. I don't know, the story of some grunt soldier, someone who converts to the new religion and goes off to fight on several planets, say.
I don't have any faith in their (=Kevin's) ability to write even something like that and make it interesting, but I could forgive them more easily for trying something smaller like that than what they have done. It's painfully obvious now that neither Kevin nor Brian has the talent to write someone like Paul-Muad'Dib or Duncan Idaho or Alia. The remaining books in this series are going to be truly painful, culminating in their attempt at Leto II, the God Emperor.
That promises to be excruciating. I don't know if even I will be able to stomach that one.
"Let the dead give water to the dead. As for me, it's NO MORE FUCKING TEARS!"