Which is worse?
Finding a book you love and then hating everything else you try by that author, or
Reading a completely disappointing book by an author that you love?
I find being disappointed by an author I love far worse. (I'm defining author I love as someone like Bruce Coville whom I've read multiple series by and enjoyed most of them, or Mercedes Lackey, every series she's written has been a huge disappointment towards the end.)
I find this worse because I already know I love this person's work and they're falling short of what I know they can do.
I'm not bothered by the second or farther books I read by someone new being things I don't like (Steven King, like a few, hate a lot) because when I hit on one or more that I do like I'm pleasantly surprised...
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