BOOK REVIEW

By: Munir Moosa Sewani

WHAT IS BOOK REVIEW
An evaluation or discussion of a new book by a critic or journalist A book review is a form of literary criticism in which a book is analyzed based on content, style, and merit

TYPES OF REVIEW
Article Journal Event Biography Literature Book

AIM OF BOOK REVIEW
To develop analytical skills To depict and discuss the content of the book and provide analysis To decide upon authors points validity To communicate the ideas to the readers mind

?WHO CAN WRITE A BOOK REVIEW
Journalist Book Reviewer Writer Educator Teacher Student Book Lover

HOW TO WRITE A BOOK REVIEW
Select a good national/ international book of your interest You can select book related to the topic of your interest It could be a Geography, Computers, Business, Medical, General, Story, English, Political, Religious, Poetry, History book, etc Pay attention to the number of pages

HOW TO WRITE A BOOK REVIEW

.Provide an outline of the contents of the book This is the core part of a book review and .should be as objective as possible

OUTLINE MUST INCLUDE
Name of book Picture Name of Writer First Published in And Address Name of Publisher Date of Publication Buying Location/s Edition Price Pages Number ISBN

HOW TO WRITE A BOOK REVIEW

Read the Content, Preface, Introduction and Back Cover and note important points Read all the chapters and mark important lines

HOW TO WRITE A BOOK REVIEW

Write an introductory comment or two on the overall value of the book

GATHER YOUR POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE COMMENTS
Discuss the general import of the work Compare the book with a similar work by a contemporary What is the general significance of this book Why should it be of interest to the specialist or non-specialist Let the reader know whether or not the book is worth reading and why Is the topic interesting, important Do the author's ideas change anything in your own thinking Does the work offer anything new--new perspectives, new insights Why should we read it

QUOTE THE REFERENCES

Quote passages from the book to make particular points Put the citation in quotations marks and follow .it with the page number in parentheses Obama was a very striking figure for" )Americans." )A New President, 78

HOW TO WRITE A BOOK REVIEW

Summarize the chapters or compile marked lines in the form of paragraphs Add quotes and your comments Write a closing paragraph in your own words Compile your work and proof read it

TIPS
The typical scholarly review is limited to between 500 and 750 words Select any renowned scholar book Always look for a publisher rapport Don’t criticize the writer harshly Do not review older books

DO NOT INCLUDE
Footnotes A bibliography long quotations from the book or other reviews Information about the author's life that is not related to the theme of the review