BOOK REVIEWS

We would like to know what our patrons are reading? What books have you enjoyed recently and also those that you did not enjoy? and of course, why?

Who are your favorite authors? and which authors are not your favorites?  Which type of books are you excited about reading? Which ones do you anticipate their release? Have you viewed a really good DVD? or seen a really good movie in the theater?

A review is a critical evaluation of a text, event, object, or phenomenon. Reviews can consider books, articles, entire genres or fields of literature, architecture, art, fashion, restaurants, policies, exhibitions, performances, and many other forms.

Above all, a review makes an argument. The most important element of a review is that it is a commentary, not merely a summary. It allows you to enter into dialogue and discussion with the work’s creator and with other audiences. You can offer agreement or disagreement and identify where you find the work exemplary or deficient in its knowledge, judgments, or organization. You should clearly state your opinion of the work in question, and that statement will probably resemble other types of academic writing, with a thesis statement, supporting body paragraphs, and a conclusion.

Typically, reviews are brief.

If you would like to participate in reviewing books and/or DVD’s/movies, please check out our Facebook page, Havelock Library, and add a review. We look forward to hearing from you.

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