Most people do not know that Frankenstein was written during a snowed-in weekend in Switzerland. It was conceived and produced as a part of a contest the Mary Shelley had with her husband and two friends. Obviously, that quickly produced book became a classic of early science fiction. Most kids and teens laugh at the terrible film versions of Frankenstein and its sequel, Bride of Frankenstein.
When the year 1984 arrived, people in the Western world revised discussion of Orwell’s 1984, primarily being amused about the things he predicted that would occur by that year but which, of course, had not. Still, Orwell was not incorrect in many of the things he predicted – surveillance cameras, the use of technology to “spy” on people, etc., except those things did not arrive until the end of the 20th and beginning of the 21st century.
A book summary is not a book review, so do not confuse the two. The book summary is much more like the type of book report you did in middle school and perhaps in high school, but it is a bit more sophisticated in tone, language, and style, and is often assigned for non-fiction books. If you have not yet written one of these for a college class, then these steps will help you understand how to write a book summary and to get it right.
More than any other field of study, sociology overlaps with a large number of other academic disciplines – psychology, political science, history, education, philosophy, religion, law, medicine, and fine arts, just to name some.