Wednesday, November 07, 2012
The Critical Influence
I am not particularly influenced by amazon reviews-I have seen too many bad ones of books I have read and loved to take them seriously. But I am influenced by professional critics. I was reading a book by a writer I have enjoyed (but not always) in the past. I was really into it. So I went online to read reviews of it, which almost all were negative, citing the big fall-off in the second half.
I put the book aside-deciding I did not want to finish a 500 page book that would let me down in the end.
Would you have finished it? I was on page 120.