I had this post all written in advance and stupidly assumed that I had saved it somewhere...I had, but on my work computer, which I can't access until Tuesday. So even though you don't know what I originally wrote, I apologise in advance if this post...rambles...well, rambles more than normal *grin*
Reading Kerry's review of To Ride Hell's Chasm got me to thinking...have you ever raved about a book to a friend so much that he/she decides to read it...but their response to the book is the complete opposite of yours? I should be clear, it's not that I disagree with Kerry's review - I think she has raised some very valid issues ...issues that I actually agree with. The thing is, those issues don't in any way, shape or form, influence my opinion of the book. To Ride Hell's Chasm is still a keeper for me, and one of my favourite fantasy novels ever!
So, I'm curious - has a friend's response to a book, particularly a keeper, influenced how you feel about that book?