This work has many attractive features, including a sample entry, definitions of terms used in entries, a list of additional sources, and indexes for titles, subject and literary forms, genre, and time and place....recommended for all libraries.
There are several features in this handbook, but the most valuable is the way it is indexed: by title, genre, subject, and time and place....Particular literary forms that could not be classified into a genre such as allegories or diaries, are also represented here....most entries include subject headings and so are still accessible from one or two points beyond the author's name and book title....This capably organized handbook is a useful tool, given the recent resurgence of readers' advisory services. For libraries where a print source has to serve as the readers' advisor, this book will be a lifesaver.
...does not look like a reference book. The very attractive, glossy, black and white cover with assorted green star designs gives the book the look of a much more commercial venture. Also, it is an inviting book to pick up and browse through. It will help librarians to assist patrons with reader's advisory questions, and it is a book patrons will enjoy using directly. In a way, ^ITo Be Continued^R reminds me of a good cookbook that is fun to read - all the recipes sound good.... This will be helpful for students with school assignments to read a certain literary style....a valuable addition to both academic and public libraries - medium-sized and larger. High school libraries will need it as well. I recommend it to bookstores and bookdealers as a valuable tool to have whether selling new or used books. Not only is it a comfortable book to thumb through, but it serves the purpose of informing and encouraging us about possibilities for further reading. That should make librarians smile.
It's all here, a most extensive compilation. Whether you're an educator, a scholar, or just an avid reader, ^ITo Be Continued^R is a tool no book hound should be without.
...it does do some good reference work for people interested in sequels dealing with science fiction, fantasy and horror....a good start in charting the many sequels in the genre of science fiction, fantasy and horror.
A worthwhile addition to a public library or high school library reference collection or a helpful behind the desk reference at library reader's advisor desks. Recommended.
Readers wanting to follow plots and characters from one of an author's novels to another will welcome this excellent guide to sequels that the authors define as novels that tell a continuing story or are united by a regional, philosophical, or social theme....Reasonably priced, easily used, and attractively designed, this guide will be worthwhile purchase for libraries with even modest fiction collections.