Fire the Bastards!
Rake linked to Jack Green's "Fire the Bastards!" at the bottom of his last post. I'd just like to add a little annotation. The short book (now copyright free online) is a kind of meta-review, a review of the reviews of The Recognitions. If you think the reviews of Bakers's Checkpoint were appalling, check out some of these.
Sure, Green is highly biased, but if you can take the annoying formatting, it is worth at least a good skim.