The review is a small text (the standard volume of 1800-3600 characters, one or two pages of A4 format), containing a review, analysis and analysis of the work.

The review happens:

Official – is printed in a government or departmental publication on the occasion of the publication of a book of national importance. Writes strictly chancellery, with observance of all norms of etiquette, neutral or restrained-laudatory.

Functional – to create an impression of the book in the light of specific tasks and objectives: how much the product is suitable for a particular publisher and series, how well it can be sold, whether it covers any specific issues. It is written clearly and intelligibly, the content is more important than the form.

Informative – for potential readers and buyers, in order to help make a decision – it is worth reading or not. It is written simply, it is possible to add a pinch of beautifulness and a drop of analysis, it is recommended to crown with a couple of quotes in greater detail.

An essay on the topic is a discussion of the vanity of everything with the use of the book as a starting point. The more beautiful and mysterious is written, the better, the reviewer’s flight of thoughts is limited only by their presence.

Publicistic – the author focuses attention on the problem, from which society is about to bend. It is written brightly, harshly, hlostko, necessarily disputable – that more copies are broken during the discussion.

Critical – the work (and often the author) is anatomized, dissected and disassembled according to the letters: what he said he wanted to say, what the readers thought, which of them made a mistake and how well that clever reviewer noticed all this. The main requirements – to follow the logic, do not go down to a simple throwing litter, to argue their position. And also to ensure that in the text of the review there were no mistakes: a critic who owns the material worse than the criticized one is a miserable sight.

Proplachenny – obviously laudatory or malicious review of the book. When writing it is important not to overdo it with tar or syrup, otherwise it will even throw a customer, and he will not pay.