... with Mark Sarvas: Literary blogger ventures into the receiving end of critique. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)
It's not a crisis in book reviewing; it's the fact that we live in an age that I find distressingly incurious — interested in material pursuits, unreflective, narcissistic, shallow. An age when the thing that's on everyone's mind is ... "Did you see 'American Idol' last night?"
I tend to agree, only I have to note that much the same complaint was being made ... when I was in high school. So we may not be any worse off, just no better off.