This is probably one of the best reviews I’ve ever seen of one on my stories. And not because it’s particularly glowing. It isn’t.
But I love the fact that he works so closely with the material. By the time he’s done, you know where he’s coming from, and you feel like he dealt honestly with the story, even if you don’t necessarily agree with his perspective. You feel like he’s read the story fairly, and that he’s genuine in his criticisms.
I think every writer dreams of having a completely engaged reader like this. It’s an honor to have someone care enough about your work to read it this closely.