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Book Review Guidelines (please read)
Not sure of what to say or how to say it? Here are some basic guidelines. All you'll be doing, as a reader, is telling other readers a little bit about the story and what you think of it, in your own words. Don't be harshly negative in your comments. You can say what you have to say-- praising the book or pointing out its flaws-- without either false enthusiasm or invective.

PLEASE remember that not everyone will have read the whole book or know everything about the author that is being discussed. If you MUST discuss crucial plot information that could potentially spoil the ending of the book for someone (e.g., if somebody in the book dies), PLEASE WARN other community members by noting it at the top of your posting.

The format requirements are simple. There should only be one review per book; please check to see if the book has already been reviewed before posting your own. Add a new discussion for each new book, and give it a title in the following format: Author Last Name, Author First Name: "Title of Book" Limit your review to about 300 words, and use paragraphs to break up large blocks of text by leaving an extra blank line. At the beginning of the review, give:

  • the title of the book
  • the author
  • the publisher
  • the year of publication, and
  • the price.
Browse this section for examples. If you have an comments on any of the reviews, feel free to post them as part of that discussion. That's it. Happy reading -- and reviewing! (Note: All material posted becomes the property of Newfront. Newfront reserves the right to edit or remove any material.)
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The Watcher - 03:51pm Dec 15, 1997 PST(#1 of 1)

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