- a critical description, evaluation, or analysis of a book, especially one published in a newspaper or magazine.
- a section or page of a newspaper or magazine devoted to such material.
Origin of book review
First recorded in 1860–65
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Examples from the Web for book review
All things being relative, the Times is still a book-review bonanza.Four Overlooked Books of 2009
May 12, 2009
There was a book-review in it a few days ago that I—I liked very much.'When a Man's Single
J. M. Barrie
Whether that it so or not, the book-review is not, as a rule, the place for abstract argument.
It is a result, I believe, of a wrong conception of what a book-review should be.
He had sold only one book-review, and he was using Corydon's money again.
The cost of the other room was the price of a book-review, and that sometimes meant a whole day of his precious time.