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The Little Green Book of Chairman Rahma Hardcover – July 8, 2014
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"Herbert [creates] a fresh and forbidding near-future world."―Publishers Weekly
About the Author
BRIAN HERBERT has written numerous novels, including Man of Two Worlds, with Frank Herbert, The Race for God, and Sudanna, Sudanna. In 2003, he published Dreamer of Dune, a Hugo Award-nominated biography of his father.
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SCIENCE FICTION/FANTASY NOVELS
Ocean (with Jan Herbert)
The Little Green Book of Chairman Rahma
The Garbage Chronicles
Man of Two Worlds (with Frank Herbert)
Prisoners of Arionn
The Race For God
Memorymakers (with Marie Landis)
Blood on the Sun (with Marie Landis)
Stormworld (novella, with Bruce Taylor)
THE TIMEWEB SERIES
The Web and the Stars
THE STOLEN GOSPELS SERIES
The Stolen Gospels
The Lost Apostles
THE DUNE SERIES (with Kevin J. Anderson)
Dune: House Atreides
Dune: House Harkonnen
Dune: House Corrino
Dune: The Butlerian Jihad
Dune: The Machine Crusade
Dune: The Battle of Corrin
The Road To Dune
Hunters of Dune
Sandworms of Dune
Paul of Dune
The Winds of Dune
Sisterhood of Dune
Mentats of Dune
Navigators of Dune (forthcoming)
THE HELLHOLE SERIES (with Kevin J. Anderson)
Dreamer of Dune (biography of Frank Herbert)
The Forgotten Heroes (story of the U.S. Merchant Marine)
Incredible Insurance Claims
Top Customer Reviews
The ecology of this novel is brilliant, of how we must be at-one-ment with all creation in order to survive as a species.
The writing was… ugh. I can’t even find word for it. It was dull. The book was full of never ending descriptions unnecessary to the story.
That’s all in addition to the preaching the author does about his opposition to environmental concerns. He likens environmentalists and their method of governing to communist China and the evils they perpetrated (and presumably still do) against their people. It was necessary to the story to paint this kind of a picture. But the extent to which Herbert criticized the whole environmental movement is disrespectful and unnecessary.
And there’s the imprecise use of language. On page 124, about 1 hour 4 minutes into the audio version that I listened to, he writes “In his mid-twenties, he removed his polished green helmet…”. As just one example, he uses this common way of expressing how old a character is. But I always have a big problem with this. As it reads, the sentence explains that this is what a character was doing in his twenties (or at whatever age he may be). It doesn’t say anything about the actual character other than at that particular specified unit of time. It’s a s***** way to state a character’s age. There are better techniques to explain this more smoothly and seamlessly. And like I said, it’s just one example of the clunky writing that Herbert uses consistently throughout the book.
It was a chore to get through this book even though I was listening to it. I didn’t even begin to care about these characters and only kept listening to make sure I had the correct ending in my mind. And the end… was predictable. Every little bit. I guess it ended for the best, but it felt forced and abrupt.
I wouldn’t really recommend this book to anyone, because I think there have to be other authors that have treated this kind of story more thoughtfully and with more openness. Now to go seek some out.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I enjoyed the book, and like most of what Brian Herbert writes. The subject was not as interesting to me as the Dune connected stories.Published 2 months ago by Dutch
I am completely in agreement with the reviewer who said that Herbert merely tells, but doesn't show, events happening in "The Little Green Book of Chairman Rahma. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Catherine Raymond
I read the first half of this thing and the last 50 pages to catch the end.
Don't waste your time. Its a mess. It doesn't go anywhere. Read more
I have always disliked Deus ex machina stories. Heroes who suddenly acquire exactly the superpowers that they need at exactly the right time? Read morePublished 17 months ago by James