Enjoy/dislike the writer’s work.
“Most writers have recurring themes and ideas, either purposeful or not. What’s interesting is how the reaction to this changes based on how each individual responds to the writer. If they enjoy the writer’s work, then it’s intriguing to watch that writer continually return to the same ideas from different perspectives. Their body of work is not simply a bunch of standalone works, but a cohesive whole greater than the sum of the parts.
If they don’t enjoy the writer’s work, it’s repetitive, lazy, unimaginative, derivative, etc. The continual return to the small set of ideas and themes means that most of the body of work is redundant and unnecessary, leaving only one or two choice works worth reading, because the rest are just bad knockoffs.”
— Chad Nevett.