Example of an academic book review
This book review is included here with the permission of both
the author, Heather Kavan, senior lecturer in Business
Communication, and the editor of Stimulus, the journal in
which the book review was published.
Behind Closed Doors
Ngaire Thomas, privately published, 2 Alaska Court,
Palmerston North, New Zealand, www.behind-closeddoors.org, 2004. 294pp. ISBN 0646499106. NZ$34.
Behind Closed Doors is an inside look at what goes on behind
the doors of the Exclusive Brethren. The book answers the
question of what it is like to be a member of a select group
who believe they are chosen to maintain the only pure path of
Christianity. The author, Ngaire Thomas, was born into the
church in the 1940s and left in the 1970s.
Statement of book’s
Statement about the
It is probably just coincidence that this book was launched at
roughly the same time that sociologist Bryan Wilson died.
Wilson published the