Category Archives: Books

Super Sad Love Story Review

Super Sad True Love Story By: Gary Shteyngart Paige’s Rating: (4) of 5 Recommended for: Fiction- Futuristic Dystopian Demise Style Super Sad True Love Story belies almost every word of its title, but it still plunges us into a satirical realm that we can recognize if we open our eyes widely. Restless, middle-aged, maladjusted Lenny… Read More »

Water for Elephants Review

Water for Elephants By: Sara Gruen Paige’s Rating: (3) of 5 Stars Recommended for: Fiction/Romance Readers Though he may not speak of them, the memories still dwell inside Jacob Jankowski’s ninety-something-year-old mind. Memories of himself as a young man, tossed by fate onto a rickety train that was home to the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular… Read More »

The Bastard of Istanbul Review

The Bastard of Istanbul By: Elif Shafak Paige’s Rating: (4) of 5 Stars Recommended for: Fiction/ Culture Readers When The Bastard of Istanbul was published in Turkey, Elif Shafak was accused by nationalist lawyers of insulting Turkish identity. The charges were later dropped, and now readers in America can discover for themselves this bold and… Read More »

Wurthering Heights Review

Wurthering Heights By: Emily Brontë Paige’s Rating: (4) of 5 Stars Recommended for: Classic Literature Readers A brooding Yorkshire tale of a love that is stronger than death, it is also a fierce vision of metaphysical passion, in which heaven and hell, nature and society, are powerfully juxtaposed. Unique, mystical, with a timeless appeal, it… Read More »

The Choice Review

The Choice By: Nicholas Sparks Paige’s Rating: (2) of 5 Stars Recommended for: Romance/Fiction Readers Set amid the austere beauty of the North Carolina coast, Nicholas Sparks tells the story of Travis Parker, a small-town veterinarian who’s perfectly content with the active and exciting life he leads. Since he uses his spare time bungee jumping… Read More »

The Best Awful Review

The Best Awful By: Carrie Fisher Paige’s Rating: (2) of 5 Stars Recommended for: “Fiction” Readers Suzanne Vale, the Hollywood actress has a problem: She’s had a child with someone who forgot to tell her he was gay. He forgot to tell her, and she forgot to notice. What’s worse, Suzanne’s not sure she has… Read More »

The Road Review

The Road By: Cormac McCarthy Paige’s Rating: (1) of 5 Stars Recommended for: Fiction Readers A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. It is cold enough to crack stones, and when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is… Read More »

The Lost Symbol Review

The Lost Symbol By: Dan Brown Paige’s Rating: (4.5) of 5 Stars Recommended for: Fiction/ History Readers The Lost Symbol is a masterstroke of storytelling—a deadly race through a real-world labyrinth of codes, secrets, and unseen truths . . . all under the watchful eye of Brown’s most terrifying villain to date. Let me be… Read More »