Category Archives: Reviews

The Slap Review

The Slap By: Christos Tsiolkas Paige’s Rating: (2) of 5 Recommended for: Fiction Readers  At a suburban barbecue, a man slaps a child who is not his own. This event has a shocking ricochet effect on a group of people, mostly friends, who are directly or indirectly influenced by the event. The Slap is told… Read More »

Dancer from the Dance Review

Dancer from the Dance By: Andrew Holleran Paige’s Rating: (5) of 5 Recommended for: Fiction Readers It depicts the adventures of Malone, a beautiful young man searching for love amid New York’s emerging gay scene. From Manhattan’s Everard Baths and after-hours discos to Fire Island’s deserted parks and lavish orgies, Malone looks high and low… Read More »

This Burns My Heart Review

This Burns My Heart By: Samuel Park Paige’s Rating: (4) of 5 Recommended for: Fiction Readers In a country torn between past and present, Soo-Ja struggles to find happiness in a loveless marriage and to carve out a successful future for her only daughter. Forced by tradition to move in with her in-laws, she must… Read More »

The Help Review

The Help By: Kathryn Stockett Paige’s Rating: (3) of 5 Recommended for: Historical Fiction Readers Twenty-two-year-old Skeeter has just returned home after graduating from Ole Miss. She may have a degree, but it is 1962, Mississippi, and her mother will not be happy till Skeeter has a ring on her finger. Aibileen is a black… Read More »

Brida Review

Brida By: Paulo Coelho Paige’s Rating: (2) of 5 Recommended for: Spiritual- Fiction Readers   Brida, a young Irish girl, has long been interested in various aspects of magic but is searching for something more. Her search leads her to people of great wisdom. She meets a wise man who dwells in a forest, who… Read More »

The Alchemist Review

The Alchemist By: Paulo Coelho Paige’s Rating: (3) of 5 Recommended for: Spiritual- Fiction Readers This story, dazzling in its powerful simplicity and inspiring wisdom, is about an Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago who travels from his homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of a treasure buried in the Pyramids. Along the… Read More »

Our Man in Havana Review

Our Man in Havana By: Graham Greene Paige’s Rating: (4) of 5 Recommended for: Satire- Fiction Readers Our Man in Havana is an espionage thriller, a penetrating character study it tells of MI6’s man in Havana, Wormold, a former vacuum-cleaner salesman turned reluctant secret agent out of economic necessity. To keep his job, he files bogus… Read More »

A review of Jorge Luis Borges – The Sonnets

Ye, whose aspirings court the Muse of lays “Severest of those orders which belong Distinct and separate to Delphic song” Why shun the sonnet’s undulating maze? Or why its name, boast of Petrarcan days, Assume, its rules disown’d?–whom from the throng The Muse selects, their ear the charm obeys Of its full harmony:–they fear to… Read More »