General Guidelines for Book Reviews
Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies (LLIDS) considers the following genres for book reviews –
– Academic books
– Non-fiction – Memoirs, Biographies, Autobiographies, and Travelogues
– Fiction and Poetry
Format of writing the details of the book under review:
Name of the book in capital. By author’s name. (Translator’s name, if required). Place of publication: publishing house, year of publication; page count. ISBN No.
Example: SAMUEL BECKETT: ANATOMY OF A LITERARY REVOLUTION. By Pascale Casanova, translated by Gregory Elliott. London: verso, 2006; pp. 119. ISBN: 12357869879730
– Introduce the author and situate the book vis-à-vis the timing of its writing and its context.
– Coherent description of the main argument(s) in the book under review.
– Highlighting merits/demerits or highpoints/missing points in the book.
– Accessibility or points of interest in the style of writing.
– Evaluate how the book responds to the existing scholarship or provide new perspectives on it.
– Evaluate how it is different from other books published in similar areas or topics.
– How far has the book justified its stated aims and how will it benefit or interest the readers?
– Is the book meant for laymen audience or is it limited to the audience of a particular subject?
– Length of the Book review: 750-1200 words
Potential Book Reviewers:
We are always looking for new book reviewers interested in various disciplines including, but not limited to, philosophy, psychology, anthropology, history, literature, sociology, and economics.
If you wish to become a book reviewer, write to us along with your CV. You can send us a few titles that you would like to review or just your areas of interest. Please contact our book review editor at firstname.lastname@example.org
Note – In order to attempt a book review, please do get the title approved first.