The first night I spent in Eilat, Israel, I took advantage of the fact that I had my own studio and a high-speed internet connection to watch the two Game of Thrones episodes I had missed since reaching the Middle East. And for some reason I can't remember, as I wasted them online before going to bed, I decided to go back to the beginning of this little blog of mine and see which of my reviews had been the most linked and and which had brought the Hotlist the most hits.
The results were surprising, to say the least! Given that for several years I was the only blogger getting early reads of Erikson's Malazan installments, I was expecting a number of those reviews to rank quite high. The same goes for reviews of novels by authors who are either very active on the internet and/or have huge online followings. Or midlist writers enjoying something close to a cult following.
Most shocking, for me at least, was the fact that my review of GRRM's A Feast For Crows was the one which generated the most hits. I mean, I read and reviewed the book nearly six years following its release. And yet, somehow, this one was linked all over the place. . .
So here's a list of my reviews which garnered the most link-love from author's websites, message boards, online communities, friendly/enemy blogs, yada yada yada: