Friday, October 31, 2008

The Slippery Art of Book Reviewing

I started writing book reviews for publication several years ago. Recently I stumbled across a new book on the topic: The Slippery Art of Book Reviewing.

Doug Groothuis, by the way, has developed some helpful tips for reviewing non-fiction books. I've also found How to Read a Book helpful.

Now the question is, should I write a review of The Slippery Art of Book Reviewing?

1 comment:

Max Weismann said...

We have recently made an exciting discovery--three years after writing the wonderfully expanded third edition of How to Read a Book, Mortimer Adler and Charles Van Doren made a series of thirteen 14-minute videos on the art of reading. The videos were produced by Encyclopaedia Britannica. For reasons unknown, sometime after their original publication, these videos were lost.

When we discovered them and how intrinsically edifying they are, we negotiated an agreement with Encyclopaedia Britannica to be the exclusive worldwide agent to make them available.

For those of you who teach, this is great for the classroom.

I cannot over exaggerate how instructive these programs are--we are so sure that you will agree, if you are not completely satisfied, we will refund your donation.

Please go here to see a clip and learn more: