Soul Catcher Criticism

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Herbert is a hugely popular author, mainly due to the success of his second novel, Dune. Soul Catcher, on the other hand, is almost a non-event as far as critical and popular readers are concerned. Published in 1972, the book has since fallen out of print. However, even when it was in print, the book received very little critical attention. In 1974, G. Robert Carlsen notes in the English Journal, that the "book builds with spellbinding intensity" and that it is a "moving story." However, while Carlsen also briefly discusses some of the plot elements, in general, one searches in vain for anything more than a line or two about the book. Even in these cases, the book is sometimes talked about for what it is not, rather than for what it is. Take, for example, the comment by David M. Miller, in his 1980 book, Frank Herbert: "Soul...

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