Beyond the Blurb: On Critics and Criticism. Published by Cow Eye Press

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Mike M.

He seems to be forgetting the arbitrary nature of criticism, not every book can be reviewed by Harold Bloom (or whoever) and some critics will always be better than others; so yes, so blogs will offer pointless reviews, but so will some newspapers. The only real guarantee that print offers is the idea of quality control, even if they don't carry it out.


Ah, the nastier they get the more worried they appear to be. My advice would be "if you can't lick 'em, join 'em." A lot of newspapers have already realized they've had to establish an online existence, why not take it a step further and publish the book reviews as a link to a blog?

Edward Williams

It is hard to perceive which side of this arguement is the more pathetic. Scrambling for positions on the lowest rung of the literary establishment!

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