Writing Critical Book Reviews
My criteria for for writing a critical review. Use this link to get the idea
of what I want you to include in your essay.
Websites with ideas about writing a critical book review
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Examples of Critical Book Reviews:
These examples are from a journal aimed specifically at scientists
in Biology. These reviews are not geared to general audiences so
the language may be hard for the general public to understand.
Two examples of book reviews from the New York Times Book Review:
I include the following two reviews because they are reviews of
science-oriented books and because the NYT Book Review is a popular
supplement that many people read. Thus, the style and content
of these reviews are for general audiences and should give you a
good idea of the level you should be writing at.
The Unraveling, a review
by Peter Dizikes of the book A Life Decoded, written by J. Craig Venter.
Look Who's Talking, a review
by Emily Eakin of the book The First Work written by Christine Kennelaly.
Last updated November 27, 2007
© William P. Clement 2007