Author: Thomas C. Foster
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Summary: Basic, more political than necessary, and full of long, extraneous examples from specific books.
I found this book about how to read nonfiction disappointing in a variety of ways. The information included was fairly basic. The elements the author recommended considering – biases from the author, sources, structure of the story, etc – are largely things I already consider automatically. Having written out the advice from this book will allow me to be more explicit about considering these points, which is of some small value. However, I was hoping for something more like the equivalent of college-level literary criticism. Instead, I thought this book would be appropriate for high school freshman. Read more »