Critics vs. Bloggers

Finally, a little sanity in the whole “Bloggers are the devil” debate: UK Guardian defends bloggers.

“But why should we believe the blogger?” comes the cry. “Who are they and how are they qualified to tell us what to read?” The answer is: you should believe them and trust them in exactly the same way you would a critic in a newspaper or literary journal. There will be some you admire and some you think are stupid. Some bloggers write well and some badly and so do some literary critics.
The bloggers you bookmark and visit every day will put you in the path of things you’ve never heard of: the unhyped, the out of print, the forgotten masterpieces, the unclassifiable. They will do so in a variety of voices. Give the book bloggers a try.

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