What this handout is about This handout will help you write a book review, a report or essay that offers a critical perspective on a text. It offers a process and suggests some strategies for writing book reviews.
What is Continued BOOK REVIEWS: How to write a book review There are two approaches to book reviewing: Descriptive reviews give the essential information about a book. This is done with description and exposition, by stating the perceived aims and purposes of the author, and by quoting striking passages How can the answer be improved?
Book reviews are writings which give a description of a book of any genre, its analysis, and critical evaluation. You could analyze an autobiography, biography, fiction or nonfiction book, a business, scientific, or academic article or a writing which is dedicated to some medical, financial, technical, psychological, etc.
issues. Steps for Writing a Good Book Review Before you write: Know what a book review is A book review tells not only what a book is about, but also how successful it is at what it Don't be intimidated by famous authors many have written mediocre books.
Don't review books by people you know, love, or hate. Do you want to be a book reviewer? Start by doing. Write book reviews for local newspapers. If they don't have a book review section, start one.