A huge number of people who want to express their opinion about this or that book led to the birth of a genre, such as a review. Now she is an assistant to the author in popularizing his book, increasing readership demand. Many people think that they can write reviews, but it’s not as easy as it seems.
Feedback with detailed analysis and critical evaluation of the book is called a review. This term has been used since the late 18th century and originates from the Latin word recensio, which literally means “examination, examination”.
There are several types of reviews, although the division is conditional:
Publicistic article. It is most often polemical in character and is the beginning of a literary discussion.
Esse. In it, the writer expresses his own opinion more and shares his lyrical reflections.
Annotation. It talks about the features of the composition, the content of the book, the skill of illustrators and the quality of printing.
Autoreview. She reveals the author’s plan and his own view of the book.
Overview. This kind includes a review of several books or works, united on some basis.
Reviews are written at different times in the process of creating a book. On this basis, they can be divided into two groups:
It is intended for reading by the editor of the publishing house. The work is designed to reveal all the advantages and disadvantages of the work. The reviewer describes the language and stylistics of literary work, its genre and specific features. Here is an estimate of its commercial component and the likelihood of gaining popularity with the reader. Such a review is useful to the author of the work, it is objective, because written by a man who looked at the work with fresh eyes. After reading it, the author has the opportunity to correct the manuscript.
It is written after the publication of the book. About the amendments and improvements by the author of the manuscript is no longer a question. This review is usually made by the representative of the publishing house. You can invite a reviewer from outside. The purpose of the text is to draw attention to the new book. It should be written objectively, without excessive enthusiasm, so as not to cause the reader to distrust. Disadvantages are most often mentioned superficially, not focusing attention, or not at all displayed.