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book review

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.
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book reviewer, noun
book reviewing, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • He had sold only one book-review, and he was using Corydon's money again.

    Love's Pilgrimage Upton Sinclair
  • 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
  • The comparison of a review to a portrait fixes attention on one essential quality of a book-review.

    The Art of Letters Robert Lynd
  • Whether that it so or not, the book-review is not, as a rule, the place for abstract argument.

    The Art of Letters Robert Lynd
  • It is a result, I believe, of a wrong conception of what a book-review should be.

    The Art of Letters Robert Lynd
  • The cost of the other room was the price of a book-review, and that sometimes meant a whole day of his precious time.

    Love's Pilgrimage Upton Sinclair
  • His father came out and stretched in a wicker chair with the Times book-review section.

    Time and Time Again Henry Beam Piper

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