After looking through the "worst book you have ever read" thread I contemplated which readers and writers I should seek feedback from, and more importantly, which ones I might ignore feedback from. For instance, if one or more of the novels that inspired my story is/are excoriated by someone, should I avoid or ignore their feedback? Obviously their technical suggestions may have merit, but what of their story and character criticisms? If I've written something inspired by The Hobbit and The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, should I disregard the narrative advice from people I know dislike both of those books? I would think they aren't my audience.