Writing book review
The review is a genre of literary criticism, a newspaper and magazine publication, but at the same time it is rightly considered a genre of bibliography (it originated from the bibliographical description of the book). Usually the review concludes with a bibliographic description of the book, information on its content, composition, problems raised in it. It is characterized by a small volume and brevity. The reviewer deals primarily with novelties, about which practically no one has written, about which a certain opinion has not yet taken shape paper writer. In the classics, the reviewer discovers, first of all, the possibility of its actual, cutting-edge reading. Any work should be considered in the context of modern life and the modern literary process: to evaluate it precisely as a new phenomenon. This topicality is an indispensable sign of a review
Main types of reviews are conventionally distinguished:
a small critical or journalistic article (often polemical in nature) in which the work in question is an occasion for discussing topical public or literary problems;
essay; its more lyrical reflection of the author of the review, inspired by the reading of the work than its interpretation;
A detailed annotation in which the content of the work, the features of the composition, the polygraphic performance, the skill of the illustrator are disclosed and at the same time his assessment is made (often in the selection of the material);
Autoreview, which describes the author’s view of his work.
Examination review (as I understand the review on the school exam) – a detailed abstract. An approximate plan for reviewing the literary work. Bibliographic description of the work (author, title, publisher, year of release) and a brief (in one or two sentences) retelling its content. Immediate response to the work of literature (recall-impression). Critical analysis or complex analysis of the text: the meaning of the title – an analysis of its form and content – features of the composition – the skill of the author in depicting heroes – the individual style of the writer. Argumented evaluation of the work and personal reflections of the author of the review: the main idea of the review is the relevance of the subject matter of the work. In the review is not necessarily the presence of all of the above components, most importantly, that the review was interesting and competent.