I have been lucky enough to receive a number of really sterling reviews in my time, but this one is on another order entirely, and I just had to preserve it here, so I can look back on it in the future on those tough days when I'm feeling less than brilliant.
I think most authors would agree that the most satisfying feeling is when a reader "gets" you - when they respond to your work exactly as you'd hoped they would, riding the emotional wave that you unleashed when you started the first page. Paul Goat Allen has been that reader for me, and I'm grateful from the bottom of my heart. Here's an excerpt from his post:
The Best Apocalyptic Fiction Releases of 2012
Read the full text here.