Book Review Writing

A review is a critical evaluation of a text, event, object, or phenomenon. Reviews can consider books, articles, entire genres or fields of literature, architecture, art, fashion, restaurants, policies, exhibitions, performances, and many other forms. This handout will focus on book reviews. For a similar assignment, see our handout on literature reviews.

Above all, a review makes an argument. The most important element of a review is that it is a commentary, not merely a summary. It allows you to enter into dialogue and discussion with the work’s creator and with other audiences. You can offer agreement or disagreement and identify where you find the work exemplary or deficient in its knowledge, judgments, or organization. You should clearly state your opinion of the work in question, and that statement will probably resemble other types of academic writing, with a thesis statement, supporting body paragraphs, and a conclusion.

Typically, reviews are brief. In newspapers and academic journals, they rarely exceed 1000 words, although you may encounter lengthier assignments and extended commentaries. In either case, reviews need to be succinct. While they vary in tone, subject, and style, they share some common features:

First, a review gives the reader a concise summary of the content. This includes a relevant description of the topic as well as its overall perspective, argument, or purpose.
Second, and more importantly, a review offers a critical assessment of the content. This involves your reactions to the work under review: what strikes you as noteworthy, whether or not it was effective or persuasive, and how it enhanced your understanding of the issues at hand.
Finally, in addition to analyzing the work, a review often suggests whether or not the audience would appreciate it.

The Fault In Our Stars

John Green is a world famous writer who has written various worldwide best sellers like Looking For Alaska, Turtles All The Way Down. John green quickly grew into popularity because of his very touching writing style and remarkable way to storytelling. All his novels are worldwide best sellers and his […]

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Catcher in the Rye:Book Review

It truly is a novel which the youth of any country can relate to in some or the other way, we can greatly empathise with the instances in the novel and is quite appealing to any reader. It was initially published in 1951 by J D Salinger and it is […]

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PRESERVATION OF FOOD USING DRYING METHOD

Drying or dehydration can be defined as the removal of water from the food by controlled processes, which can be achieved by either of 3 ways – Evaporation due to heating of the food product Osmotic dehydration Sublimation, or freeze drying Drying can be explained as a 2 stage process […]

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FOOD SPOILAGE

Food is considered contaminated when unwanted microorganisms are present. Most of the time, the contamination is natural, but sometimes it can be artificial too.NATURAL CONTAMINATION occurs when microorganisms attach themselves to foods while the foods are in growing stages.ARTIFICIAL CONTAMINATION occurs when the food is handled or processed such as […]

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Velofel South Africa- Pros and Cons

Velofel South Africa consists of all natural and herbal ingredients. They are of extremely high quality and purity. They are- Nettle root extract- it plays a major role in boosting testosterone levels. It stops the production of enzyme, aromatase, which is responsible for converting testosterone to oestrogen, thus, testosterone levels […]

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eBooks : The need of the hour

First ebook was created by Michael Hart in the year 1971 while proceeding to establish Project Gutenberg. The first eBook created by Michael Hart was downloaded by six people, the title focused on the declaration of independence.  A past couple of years have seen an upsurge in presence of eBooks […]

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The origin of life-RNA WORLD?????

The origin of life depends on the singe question – How did early cells could have arisen?Modern cells consist at a minimum of plasma membrane enclosing water in which numerous chemicals are dissolved and sub cellular structures float. It was thus believed that the first self-replicating entity was much simpler […]

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GOOD LABORATORY PRACTICES AND BIO-SAFETY METHODS

When you arrive the laboratory, the first thing is that you must wash your hands with a disinfectant soap for your immediate sanitization. Eating anything in the laboratory area and smoking is strictly prohibited. Do not put anything in your mouth such as pencils, labels, or fingers. Do not store […]

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VELOFEL SOUTH AFRICA

A healthy sex life is an important part of relationships, as well as your life. It is very important for your body to feel happy and content in order to free your mind from all sorts of stresses. Today’s generation is leading a sedentary lifestyle wherein they are under continuous […]

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MECHANISM OF DIFFERENT TYPES OF ANTIBIOTICS

Antibacterial Drugs are classified according to their site of action which are as follows : CELL WALL SYNTHESIS INHIBITORSThere are 3 different mechanisms by which anti-cell wall drugs work and thus they are also classified as following: First classification involves the drugs that directly interact with Penicillin-Binding-Proteins (PBPs) and inhibit […]

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How to open a Franchise without money- US…

let’s talk about to open a franchise with no money so the first thing you can do, if you want to open a franchise with no money down is go to your friends and family look. I understand that that’s something that you may not want to do sometimes that’s […]

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What to do at the time of depression!!!

If you’re depressed to feel a little bit better and I want to make sure you understand what those are but first I want to start by helping you understand what the typical signs and symptoms are: 1- One of the most common signs of depression is a feeling of […]

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TYPHOID FEVER AND IT’S SYMPTOMS

Typhoid Fever or Typhoid is a systemic enteric infection caused by bacteria usually through ingestion of contaminated food or water. The disease is also referred by several other names such as Gastric Fever, Enteric Fever, Abdominal Typhus, Infantile Remittent Fever, Slow Fever, Nervous Fever, and Pythogenic Fever. The disease causes […]

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CHEMICAL AGENTS IN MICROBIAL CONTROL

The chemical agents are mostly employed in disinfection and antisepsis. The proper use of these agents is essential to laboratory and hospital safety. Many disinfectants are available and each has its own advantages and disadvantages, but ideally the disinfectant must be effective against a wide variety of infectious agents. The […]

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