I try not to let others reviews dictate what I will read. There are so many different perspectives other readers can have. I do look at others reviews that seem to have similar taste as I do, but I don’t use it as a reference as to when to read it or not. But, then again, I don’t purchase many books. I will borrow them from someone or the library, or will see if it is a possible R2R book. I have a difficult reading a book more than once because I have a semi-photographic memory and can usually remember sentence to sentence what happens next. There goes the surprise factor.