In addition to their regular classroom work, they gather in small groups to discuss how one book compares with others by the same author.
The book compares 1980s pop bands with the 1970s punk rock groups that preceded them.
"His book compares to serious political writing as Muzak does to Mozart."
The other book compares all of his case studies and then extracts the fundamental points of each.
The book compares the organization to other religious movements, and goes over its history of controversy.
But if the new book compares unfavorably with the old, it's because his characters have suffered a bit from the game's corporate transformation.
Not having seen any part of that series, I can't say how the book compares with the programs.
But this book, for all its wild and entertaining cloak-and-dagger crime stories, can't otherwise compare with that one.
The book compares the nationalist movements of the nineteenth century with those of the twentieth.
So how do traditional books compare to these newfangled gadgets?