This guide serves as an overview in locating book reviews, both scholarly and general interest.
A couple of things to keep in mind:
The vast majority of books published are never reviewed. If you exhaust the resources in this guide looking for a review, there is a good chance the book was not reviewed.
Book reviews generally appear near the time of the book's publication. A book review may include a summary of the subject of the book, a discussion of style, or comparisons with similar books. When searching for book reviews, you will need to confirm (perhaps on Amazon):
A good critical book or literary review, in addition to describing the narrative or topic of a book, will supply an analytical study of the contents. For non-fiction books, it will also discuss an author's argument, style, evidence, and conclusions. A book/literature reviewer may also compare a particular book with similar works. Book reviews and literary criticism may also judge a work's contribution to a field or knowledge base, and supply substantial biographical information about the author.
Tip: Keep in mind that many books are never reviewed.
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