I kinda put myself in a bad position.
A good friend, one who has helped me out a lot in my writing, self published a book on Amazon. I told him I'd buy it, read it, and give him a review.
His style and mine differ a bit, so I wasn't expecting the book to be great. I have read a decent amount of his stuff in the past, however, and it's not terrible.
This book, while not complete excrement, did not exactly inspire me to write a great review. Do I:
1) Neglect to write the review (ignore a problem and it will go away)
2) Write an honest review (honesty is the best policy, and an honest review, in the long run, does the most good)
3) Write a glowing review (friendship trumps the suckers I lead to buy the book)
4) Find a middle ground with the review, being positive but also noting the weak points (not sure how to even do this)
What say you?