Which is worse?
Finding a book you love and then hating everything else you try by that author, or
Reading a completely disappointing book by an author that you love?
For me, I think it's reading a disappointing book by a favorite author, because then I start to worry that they've lost their touch & that everything they write from now on will be crap, then I'll have to find another author that I like as much.. it just goes onn & on.
I have stopped reading a few, at least for awhile after having read two in a row that were disappointing. I usually go back to them, but it sometimes takes years & several recommendations before I do.