Okay, I'll admit it. If Steven Erikson has a blurb on a cover of a book, I pretty much HAVE to read said book. I don't even have to know what it's about. If I see his name saying something is pure badass, some sort of compulsion is laid upon me that says, "must read book" over and over again until I read it. Not all books I've read based on author blurbs have been enjoyable, however. Like anything else, there have been good ones and bad ones.
Am I alone with this, or are there others out there who have certain authors whose blurbs basically force them to read whatever said author is blurbing? If so, who is your author and have you always liked the books they've blurbed, or have there been disappointments?