Review Archive

This archive contains over 1000 reviews, notices, and commentaries, both formal and informal, posted to AML-List since its inception in 1995.

Skip Navigation Links.

Formal AML Reviews are now posted on the AML Discussion Board as well as here in the AML Review Archive.

If you would like to participate in AML's formal review program, contact Jeffrey Needle, AML review editor.

Or, simply write your own "informal" review, using a copy of a book you buy yourself or borrow from a friend or library, email your book/film/play review, with the author and title in the subject line, to the AML Review Archive editor, and we will happily receive them.

You can write either a full-length review or a brief paragraph. By submitting a review to the AML Review Archive you grant permission for the Association for Mormon Letters (AML) to include the review in the AML Review Archive on the AML website.

Every review should include the following bibliographic information at the head of your review:

Author (or Director for films or plays)
Publisher for books or DVDs (or Location for a play)
Date of publication for books or DVDs (or of production, for a play)
Hardcover / softcover (not applicable for plays or DVDs)
Number of pages (also not applicable for plays or DVDs)
ISBN (please give the 10 as well as the 13 ISBN)
Cost in US dollars

Three other items to include, whether in point form or in your review text:

Target audience (adults, teens, kids, etc., LDS, non-LDS, etc.)
Brief plot summary (fiction, films, plays)
Main topic or theme (poetry, essay)

Try to give a sense of the book's (or film's or play's) main ideas and how well it achieves its purpose. Keep in mind that a review should help your audience decide whether or not to invest time and money in this book (etc).

In addition, please consider these three questions:

Does the author demonstrate significant writing skills?
Do you see the book fitting into any trends?
In what way does the book demonstrate Mormon culture?

Full Review

The AML Review Archive prefers full-length reviews. The following points list ONE good approach for a full review.

Spend a paragraph or two summarizing the book and describing the main characters.
Devote a paragraph or two more to your own impressions and the questions listed above (is it written with skill, does it fit in with a trend, how is it Mormon).
Somewhere in the review, include an excerpt from the book one or two paragraphs long that illustrates your points.

Minimal Review

If you find you do not have the time you expected to complete a review or you do not relate to a book's content, please post at least a minimal review. The following points describe one approach for a minimal review.

Read the first chapter, the last chapter, and a chapter at random.
Give the bibliographic information listed above.
In one to three sentences, describe the book's purpose or general story line.
Quote a brief excerpt (one to three sentences) as an example of the book's style.
In one to three more sentences, give your impression of the book. If you can, touch on the three questions listed for a full review.

Post reviews to the AML List (from which they will be posted to the AML Review Archive) by emailing the book/film/play review to the AML List. Please format your subject line as follows:

PETERSON, Backslider

The individual authors retain the copyright for their reviews. You can quote the reviews as long as you follow fair-use rules: don't reprint more than a few sentences without the author's permission and always give the author credit. We ask that you credit the Association for Mormon Letters as well. ("Reprinting" refers to electronic, paper, or any other form of publication. You can print reviews or forward reviews to friends, but if you want to include an entire review, for example in a newsletter, web site, or e-mail list, you must first secure the author's permission.)

If you have comments or questions about the AML Review Archive, please email the AML Review Archive editor.

Thank you. We look forward to your reviews.

Really don't overlook your opportunity to see the thrill of the NBA All Star Video game Reside! Exactly what are you waiting around for? Ebook your NBA Jerseys outlet NOW! Today usually the NBA basketballjerseys are quite much like the The Boston Celtics Jersey worn on prime are unable to hook up people's would like, far more and many others consumers are wanting for custom made NBA jerseys. Makers from basketballtops make an effort to brew a bundle from Serie A jerseys sale for types fans which had been a bit unique by using. Due to the fact a large number of basketballfans are becoming acutely aware on the issue in their kind quotient they usually also prefer carrying Buy Soccer Jerseys Online which come about to own a whole lot of layout on to permit them to look superior within the case when they've been for the camcorder. Lots of business class individuals that want craze respectable and may assistance his or her's crew choose on buying button-up williams jerseybasketballtops who appear seasoned. At present we might see hoardings let alone banners inside your area areas set up by enormous firms, what their 2010 World Cup Soccer Jerseys? Obviously, to boost their companies and merchandise, but which was not the a selected solution. By far the most useful technique to tell each and every just one specifically the best way excellent his or her's item is right for Providers is sort of usually to bargain hoardings in addition to Soccer Jerseys Online Store everywhere to guarantee each passerby what persons goes due to there am in the position to see it and ponder in excess of it. San Francisco Giants #9 jerseyAuthentic basketballjerseys create the corresponding result when at any time anybody attire them. .......Folks slip on Basketball Jerseys For Sale with the help of supporting his or her's group additionally it's explain to families and passersby he adores this astounding team and it really is passionate for the theme of his nfl. The only most popular capabilities Discount NBA Jersey Online Shop could be to help you toward unite plenty of people and strengthen communication. For everybody who is blessed to obtain the airfare then you certainly will find that there exists quite a few addicts wearing an identical form from soccer world cup 2010 while you can have. You should come across it really is considerably simpler in the direction of relationship in addition to conversation with the majority of people who entertaining the corresponding crew. That is why, soccer shirts don't just on allow most of the people discuss the mind nevertheless it once more definitely even hyperlinks you on your beloved group and a 2nd hundred people who're in reverse your unique basketballteam within your stadium and / or elsewhere. You needn't will need to seem not forgetting inform any person that organization you assist in addition to which specialist you idolize; the a lot less highly-priced Nike Soccer Jackets a lot of people use could possibly be response. The basketballshirt was compiled to talk the thoughts and any time you wear it again and be aspect of a bartender or ideal grocer's or elsewhere, people today come across you currently being diehard fan from a certain basketballteam. For example, Team-based Jerseys are a sort of loyalty tag for which you put on regarding avenue or on your own stadium in direction of enable a number of people know the amount of passionate you could possibly be about your recent basketballteam........Derrick Rose concluded his very first year by top Memphis to your national championship recreation. There they were being defeated by Kansas in overtime. Rose averaged 20.eight details in 6 NCAA tournament game titles. Rose helped Memphis access an NCAA Division I file 38 victories final year. He states that he relished his calendar year in university but Soccer Jerseys For Sale is able to make the jump in to the NBA. Even if he is excited about taking part in from the NBA, he regrets not profitable a nationwide title for Memphis. Rose came to Memphis as considered one of the best recruits. He expended the calendar year in college only because of the NBA rule that requires a participant to get a minimum of a single yr eliminated from substantial faculty before moving into the draft. Rose is predicted being the most notable choose in June's NBA Draft. He averaged twenty.8 factors, six.0 helps and 6.5 rebounds inside the NCAA match and led the Tigers to the national title recreation. Rose has executed every little thing to create a case for himself to become thought to be the variety a person in general select inside the Beats By Dr Dre Outlet. A handful of weeks ago, it absolutely was probable that Michael Beasley would declare that spot. Rose has now supplied the NBA a whole lot to contemplate. "Derrick has become the great gamers I have at any time coached, but of much more value, he's amongst the best teammates I've been all around," Mentor John Calipari reported inside a statement. "We are eternally indebted to Derrick and his family for what they did for not only this basketball system, but will also to the University along with the town of Memphis. It absolutely was a tremendous chance for La Liga Jersey as well as team to educate such a wonderful individual." Memphis continues to be ready to find out if Soccer Jersey Sale will enter the draft. Douglas-Roberts will be the team's primary scorer and Convention Usa Participant of your 12 months. For the duration of the season, he explained that he would submit his identify in the NBA draft to see if there is Football Shirt Sale. You may depend upon our excellent quality Soccer Fr.