Book Reviews

In the lab today, we’re starting to draft our book reviews.

For those of you who have missed some of the past couple of days, on Tuesday we listened to several book reviews (linked below; please listen) and took notes on what the different reviewers were doing. Here’s a partial list of what we came up with:

  • author/title/genre
  • summary of setting/main characters/conflicts/action
  • tone of the book
  • author’s style
  • evaluation
  • personal connections

So now we’re going to write reviews ourselves.

Today and tomorrow we’re drafting these reviews. Remember a few things:

  • Your review will be pretty short: between 400 and 500 words.
  • You want to sound positive in your review, even if you’re also looking at flaws.

Here are the links:

Stephen King Tom Callahan Maureen Corrigan Cormac McCarthy … David Lipsky

One response to “Book Reviews

  1. Pingback: Memoir Review — First Draft « Perspectives in Literature & Composition

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