Reporting on a book

Reviewing a Book

A book review should include the followings (not necessarily in the order below):

  1. An introduction to the subject with a short historical perspective
  2. An introduction to the author with an overview of his expertise and key achievements with emphasis on what is related to the subject of the book
  3. A detailed description and then analysis of the key statements/thesis/ideas put forwards in the book
  4. A comparison of above with other's statements/thesis/ideas
  5. A personal reporting on how:
  6. the book is written
  7. easy it is to read
  8. relevant it is to you
  9. A conclusion as to your opinion related to the statements/thesis/ideas put forwards in the book
  10. A short statement of any further action, any new ideas that has occured thanks to you reading the book.

Further Links

See current issue of nature, go to the Books and Arts section where you will find some reviews.
See also Amazon as there are often book reviews to help you buy a book.
There is also ehow link on how to write a book review.