Book reviews - nearly extinct?

The absence of reviews for the new Reardon book, outside of mine and Drew's, serves to remind us of a general problem in ACW lit. Newspapers lack book reviews and the glossies, with their advanced production schedules, take months to publish. When glossy reviews do finally appear, they tend to be shallow and/or offline or behind a paywall.

We should feel sorry for publishers and authors. Bloggers should not have the predominant voice, nor should they necessarily be at the top of a Google hit list for every new book search.