Excersie in writing a book review from a longer account of the book.

As you can see, background information is very important when writing a book review. Try to incorporate as much as you can from the beginning of the essay as this will help when you begin to put across your evidence for analysis.

•Writing a book review from a longer account of the book.

It’s also easy forget that book reviews have traditionally been the province of newspapers over the decades. As most of the major publishers in the world owned both newspaper, magazine and book publishing empires, it doesn’t take much to figure out that it was all cross-promotional for their own marketing ends. News Corp are a prime example of a media empire that owns huge print, publishing, television and cable networks. So when they cross-promote, it’s not fake? No it’s marketing.

For my higher achievers - a book review on our class book.

•This activity involves summarising skills and understanding of what is important in a book review.

Do you know how to write a book review? I didn't. And even though I knew I didn't, that didn't stop me from firmly inserting my foot in my mouth by agreeing to conduct a book review writing workshop for my local Barnes & Noble. I blithely assured myself it would simply be a matter of picking up Book Reviews for Dummies, or something to that effect. Au contraire. It's easier to find information on bomb-making than book review writing.