Here is an old, old request, which somehow I left behind in the archives:
The critic James Wood–despite his formidable intellect and depth of knowledge, he's awfully obtuse. Discuss.
Here are Wood's picks for the best books of the year. Here is a good (negative) review of the new Wood book. Here is writing advice from James Wood. You read people for their peaks and for me that means thumbs up for Wood. Here is a good short essay on Wood.
Of all those shouting that the literary emperor has no clothes, he is the most acute observer. But, most of all, other people have smarter things to say about Wood than I do.