Romance novels ruined Dune for me.
That sounds weird I know so let me explain. I’ve spent about five years not just reading romance novels but editing them and reviewing them. Really, thinking about them. I spent five years focusing on small towns and Amish heroines. Five years of reunion romances and everyone getting their HEA, Happily Ever After for the uninformed.
So I know how you can think that maybe these stories that all seem to end the same ruined me because Dune’s ending is a little bit of a cliffhanger, sure it stands on it’s own but you want to know more. But you’d be wrong. My want to read Dune Messiah isn’t what we’re talking about.