How to Write a Great Book Review?

September 6, 2010 § 10 Comments

I love reading books and to write reviews on the books that I finished is also my passion. But, I realized that my review writing skill is still young and immature. So, in order to improve my review writing and to make it interesting and outstanding, I need to do more practices on it. That’s why, I read a lot of book reviews on net and book blogs to get as much input as possible. Here’s some tips that really help me in my review writing. I won’t hurt if I share with you right? So, check them out reviewers!!

GREAT REVIEW IN 6 STEPS
Credit to eHow.com

Review books that really move you one way or the other. It doesn’t matter if the book made you angry, exhilarated, sad, or simply left you saying, “Wow.” You need to have a passionate point of view that will come through in your writing, even if it stirred mixed feelings in you.

If you are familiar with the author’s previous works, compare this book to his other(s.) This will give the reader a richer feel for the author’s style and a good basis for comparison. 

Grab the reader in the first line of your review with something engaging that also reveals the essence of the book. 

Comment on things such as plot line, strengths and weaknesses of characters, flaws, sub plots and inventiveness of the author’s writing. 

Refrain from giving away any secrets or plot twists. You can talk about whether or not they worked for you, but don’t reveal what they are.   

Use a unique voice, whether that means injecting humor, sarcasm, or any other point of view that is in line with the book’s genre. In other words, if you’re reviewing a cook book, use creative and enticing language.

These articles will help a lot and i really hope that I can write a better, a fun-to-read-yet-informative review next time. For those who want to share your opinion or maybe tips on how to write a great reviews please feel free to share with me and all the readers OK. I’d really appreciate ’em. Thanks.^^
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    If you are familiar with the author’s previous works, compare this book to his other(s.) This will give the reader a richer feel for the author’s style and a good basis for comparison.

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    Grab the reader in the first line of your review with something engaging that also reveals the essence of the book.

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    Comment on things such as plot line, strengths and weaknesses of characters, flaws, sub plots and inventiveness of the author’s writing.

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    Refrain from giving away any secrets or plot twists. You can talk about whether or not they worked for you, but don’t reveal what they are.

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    Use a unique voice, whether that means injecting humor, sarcasm, or any other point of view that is in line with the book’s genre. In other words, if you’re reviewing a cook book, use creative and
    enticing language.

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