Quote Originally Posted by Chris P View Post
Ooh, nice suggestion on the discounts. Lowers the investment.

I was going to suggest picking one that has a higher sales ranking and more reviews. That's not proof of quality, of course, but it indicates that a lot of people are buying it and hopefully enjoying it. I also read the reviews, and pay attention to the 2 to 4 stars, as the 1s and 5s tend to be overreactions.
Yes, it's definitely worth looking at different reviews, low and high, especially if multiple reviews pick out the same issues. I've stopped myself from buying some highly rated books because enough low ratings talked about issues that would've ruined the thing for me.