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Book Review (Summary of book)
Introduction • A book review/book report is a form of literary criticism in which a book is analyzed based on content, style, and merit • Its length may vary from a single paragraph to a substantial essay
And • In the subsequent narration the goal of the book reviewer is to discuss the content of the book and provide analysis of what he/she had read • The book reviewer should also undertake through their own research to discuss theme, assess the authors ability to express and explore this theme, and provide an opinion of the novel
And • The determination of the book review is to communicate to the readers mind the ideas and sensations • Book reviewer experienced while researching the content, in this way explaining the reader what exact meaning the author presumed to transmit
And • The book reviewer, then, stand as reporter, who informs the third party of the events, as an analyst, who makes judgments basing them on own experience • Skilled book reviewers explanations make the reader feel this “that is just what I thought” sensation
And • The reviewer must also state the main points of the reviewed book • The book review is also the expertise of the contents AUTHENTICITY • By comparing the reviewed book to other materials in the given category the reviewer work implies potential DANGER for those writers
Textbooks • In reviewing a textbook, the reviewer has a different set of considerations • The reader will be a student, not a peer of the scientist who wrote the book • Technical terms will be used, of course, but each should be carefully defined at first use • The function of the book reviewer is to determine whether the subject of the text is treated clearly, in a way that is likely to enable students to grasp and to appreciate the knowledge presented
Imprint Information • At the top of a book review, the reviewer should list complete imprint information • The usual order is as follows. • Title of the book • Edition (if other than the first) • Name of author(s) or editor(s) • Publisher, Place • Year of publication • Number of pages • Price
Methods of presenting • • At the book review corner In the library note book It can be present in the assembly It can be present by book review competition
Participation of the teacher • For writing book review of new books arrived • Recommending some books from library • On book review competition by checking the book review
Book review format • I…(A) Introduce your review appropriately • Identify the author, the title, main topic or issue in the book , purpose of the writing the book • (B) Explain relationships • What type of book is this ? (subject) • Who is the author ? ( some thing about author) • What is the main topic ?
And • (C) overview • What issue are raised or what is theme ? • What are the author’s basic premises for writing this book ?
And • II…Evaluate the book • This is the heart of your book review • We should discuss a variety of issues here: • How clearly is the book written ? • Did the author achieve his goal ? • What are the author’s most important points ?
And • What personal experience do you have relating to the subject ? • What did you like best about the book ? • Reason __________
Conclusion • There is , Of course, no set formula, but a general rule of thumb is that the first – one-half to two-thirds of the review should summarize the author’s main Vijay kumar, Librarian k. v, pangode Trivandrum Kerala
Format for book review Title_________________Date___________ Author____________________________ Publisher___________________________ Place of publication__________year of publication_____ Pages_______Price_______Acc. no. __________ Subject of the book_______________________ Summaary/Content______________________________________________________________ _ Suggestion_______________________________ _ Overall impression _______________________