Why read book reviews?
For a few reasons:
- Academic book reviews usually offer both a short summary and a critical analysis of the book.
- Reviews often situate the book within the context of what other scholars have written on the topic.
- By searching for book reviews on a topic, you may discover relevant books you hadn't heard about before.
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