This got me thinking about book recommendations in general. When someone recommends a book to me I hesitate to read it based solely on their recommendation alone because not everyone's taste in books coexist, and what they find to be a thrilling read may just end up on my most hated list. However I will read books through book reviews when the synopsis catches my attention, which in a way is a book recommendation. Basically I just don't like being told what to do. I am a rebel, I go against the grain.
And is our opinion of the book recommender forever tarnished afterwards when it is discovered that their absolute favorite book is crap? Yes, my reader respect has been severely diminished, and all future book recommendations will be speedily disregarded henceforth.