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Definition: An article that presents a critical evaluation of a text, performance, or production (for example, a book, movie, concert, or video game). A review customarily includes the following elements:identification of the genre or general nature of the subject being revieweda brief summary of the subject matter (such as the basic plot of a film or novel)a discussion supported by evidence of the specific strengths and weakness of the subject revieweda comparison of the subject with related works, including other works by the same author, artist, or performerSee also:Examples of Reviews:Etymology:From the French, "reexamine, look again""A good book review should tell the reader what the book is about, why the reader may or may not be interested in it, whether or not the author is successful in his/her intent, and whether or not the book should be read.

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WD My Book Thunderbolt Duo 8TB Review (WDBUSK0080JSL) |

The Western Digital My Book Thunderbolt Duo 8TB is an external storage unit that provides top-of-the-line capacity in a book-sized enclosure. Near the end of 2012, we reviewed the WD My Book Essential which provided the highest capacity on the market in a single hard drive at 4TB. Now, we're examining the WD My Book Thunderbolt Duo formatted specifically for Mac and available in 4TB, 6TB, or 8TB. Our test model comes with a whopping 8TB storage capacity. The Duo crams that exceptional storage capacity into a relatively small space using two 3.

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Inferno | Dan Brown

INFERNO In his international blockbustersThe Da Vinci Code ,Angels & Demons , andThe Lost Symbol , Dan Brown masterfully fused history, art, codes, and symbols. In this riveting new thriller, Brown returns to his element and has crafted his highest-stakes novel to date. In the heart of Italy, Harvard professor of symbology Robert Langdon is drawn into a harrowing world centered on one of history’s most enduring and mysterious literary masterpieces. . . Dante’s Inferno. Against this backdrop, Langdon battles a chilling adversary and grapples with an ingenious riddle that pulls him into a landscape of classic art, secret passageways, and futuristic science.

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Turning Points

In this book, Dr Kalam writes in detail about his tenure as the President of India and his teaching experiences. He describes the turning points that shaped his life: ISRO. . . DRDO. . . TIFAC. . . PSA. . . and others. In a chapter, he shares what he learnt from the various people he came across in his life, be it his elder brother, his mentors like Dr. Sarabhai, Dr Dhawan or Dr Brahma Prakash, and. . . Yes, the politicians!Dr Kalam initiated many activities in the Rashtrapati Bhavan, such as e-governanceIn this book, Dr Kalam writes in detail about his tenure as the President of India and his teaching experiences.

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The Farm by Tom Rob Smith – review

These days we all know Scandinavia well. We know its clean-edged cities and green countryside, we lust after the slickness of its interiors and attempt to emulate the thrown-together knitted elegance of its inhabitants. Crime readers are on such friendly terms that they conflate books from Norway, Denmark, Sweden and Finland under the banner of "Scandi". Because sensible as Scandinavians may seem, with their Volvos, Marimekko patterns, meatballs and crispbreads, in fiction they are prone to murder. Bestsellers by Stieg Larsson, Jo Nesbø, Karin Fossum and others, combined with the success of television seriesThe KillingandThe Bridge , have confirmed an appetite for all things Scandinavian.

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The Dream Lover

A special thank you to Random House and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review. THE DREAM LOVER by talented, Elizabeth Berg, a beautifully written, fascinating historical fiction of Amantine-Lucile-Aurore Dupin, best known by her pseudonym George Sand, a 19th century French novelist and memoirist; rich in character, culture, and history. Berg writes with enlightening, bold, and inspiring prose, with insights into the unconventional life of one of the most famous female and giftedA special thank you to Random House and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

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How to Write a Review

Whenever you're asked to decide whether something is good or bad--and then explain why on paper--you're being asked to write a *review* or *evaluation*.   This is a valuable style of writing to learn, because even if you don't wind up writing book reviews for a living, you will still need to make big decisions as an adult about which car or house to buy, or which college to attend.   The kind of thinking you need to use in writing reviews is the kind of thinking you need to make intelligent choices in life. Before you begin Step One: Decide What To Look At The first thing you need to do before you start your review is decide what aspects of the item you are going to evaluate.

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‘Gone Girl,’ by Gillian Flynn

Gillian Flynn’s ice-pick-sharp “Gone Girl” begins far too innocently by explaining how Nick and Amy Dunne celebrated their fifth wedding anniversary. Amy got up and started making crepes. Nick came into the kitchen, appreciating his wife’s effort but wondering why Amy was humming the theme song from “M*A*S*H. ” You know, that “suicide is painless” thing. “Well, hello, handsome,” Amy says to her husband. “Bile and dread inched up my throat,” Nick recalls, although Ms. Flynn’s spectacularly sneaky novel does not explain that, not right away. Anyway, Nick leaves the house after breakfast.

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Alone on the Wall

The life and death-defying feats of Alex Honnold, a visionary climber of the sort that comes along only once in a generation. Only a few years ago, Alex Honnold was little known beyond a small circle of hardcore climbers. Today, at the age of thirty, he is probably the most famous adventure athlete in the world. In that short time, he has proven his expertise in many styles of climbing and has shattered speed records, pioneered routes, and won awards within each discipline. More spectacularly still, he has pushed the most extreme and dangerous form of climbing far beyond the limits of what anyone thought was possible.

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Top positive review See all 2,158 positive reviews › 15 people found this helpful 5. 0 out of 5 stars “Don’t trust anyone over 30…” By John P. Jones IIIon August 22, 2016 … was one of the battle cries of the ‘60’s, when I first read this work, probably as a school assignment. Back then, a certain segment of youth was enamored with the idea that the purity of their idealism would correct many, if not all the world’s ills, caused primarily by corrupt adults. It was one more version of “building the new Soviet man. ” At times, I shared those sentiments.

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