Mortimer J. Adler, Charle Van Doren - How to Read a Book

Discussion thread for Mortimer J. Adler’s and Charles Van Doren’s book How to Read a Book: The Classic Guide to Intelligent Reading

You will recall that the analytical reader must always attempt to answer four questions about whatever book he is reading:

  1. What is the book about as a whole

  2. What is being said in detail, and how?

  3. Is the book true, in whole or part?

  4. What of it?

Van Doren, Charles. How to Read a Book (A Touchstone Book) (p. 399). Touchstone. Kindle Edition.