The death of the book review ?

As something of a footnote to the various posts on the difficulties of assessing artistic worth, a piece in Prospect by William Skidelsky on reviewing and the authority of the critic in a blogging culture. Particularly interesting is his discussion, picking up the historical work of Ronan McDonald (The death of the critic, 2007), on the disengagement of academic criticism from literary journalism.
See earlier posts: Culture counts and From measurement to judgment