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:
What is the book about as a whole
What is being said in detail, and how?
Is the book true, in whole or part?
What of it?
Van Doren, Charles. How to Read a Book (A Touchstone Book) (p. 399). Touchstone. Kindle Edition.