The most ferocious mind in the genre, that of Hal Duncan, has recently been making posts on reviews, reviewers and assumption of authority, which I find incredibly interesting, and is certainly worth a look at should you have the time.
Warning: these are not for those seeking a casual read.
I’ve been trying to set aside some time all week to read these, without success. Looks very interesting though. I try to assume a position of no authority whatsoever myself when writing what few reviews I write – despite this I still come across as being hugely opinionated!