A few minutes ago, I was listening to NPR. They have a regular feature in which they get one author to review a book written by another author. I don’t know the names of the reviewer or the author reviewed, but her review was really touching. I’m actually interested in trying to find out who both authors in question are, which brings me to this topic.

Are there any critics/reviewers whose word is gold to you?

Conversely, are there critics/reviewers whose recommendations are the kiss of death as far as making you wanna check the object of their review out?

The world awaits your answers. Have at it, people.