I love to pick up recommendations from others but it saddens me to see how many dismissive and ill-informed reviews are written of books that I love. Readers often give low ratings to books simply because they are not their 'cup of tea' without any acknowledgments of the merits of the work.
I know from experience that most authors work 'darn hard' for little reward because they have a passion for what they do. If you think you can do better, please get on and write something rather than pouring derision on the sweated labours of others.
Let's make this new forum a place where people play nicely and write balanced reviews.