For a snide summary of a literary dust-up in Great Britian, I send you to Rachel Cooke's essay "Deliver us from these latter-day Pooters," in the Guardian. The snark factor makes it highly entertaining, with Cooke heaving insults at book blogs right and left. Rachel Cooke, a non-Pooter* herself, writes, "...so much of the stuff you read in the so-called blogosphere is so awful: untrustworthy, banal and, worst of all, badly written."
* In need of a Pooter tutorial, I turned to Wikipedia and its entry for the comic novel Diary of a Nobody, by George Grossmith.
With thanks to Mental Multivitamin for the link to the Guardian piece.