An acquaintance of mine, Kathleen Fitzpatrick, wrote this book I love called, The Anxiety of Obsolescence: The American Novel in the Age of Television. She even has a website in which you can peruse many of her brilliant ideas.
I would like for Fitzpatrick to write another book and call it “The Anxiety of Obsolescence: Book Reviewing in the Age of Blogging.”
Christ, have you seen any better “But I’m an important white man with credentials!” whining than this?
Seriously, if this is what elitism breeds, bring on rabblism.