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Book Reviews: Home


Book reviews are descriptive evaluations that usually appear in magazines, journals, or newspapers soon after or up to a few years after a book's publication. A book review is an evaluation of a book, but it should not be confused with literary criticism. A book review discusses the contents of a book; literary criticism examines aspects of a literary work such as themes, symbolism, or characterization.

It is useful when looking for book reviews to know:

  • The author's full name.
  • The book's complete title.
  • The publication year of the book.

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