Tag Archives: Book Review

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 »

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 »

Seven Houses Review

Seven Houses By: Alev Lytle Croutier Paige’s Rating: (4) of 5 Recommended for: Historic Fiction- Family Love Seven Houses chronicles the lives of four generations of remarkable women, sweeping readers from the last days of the Ottoman monarchy to Turkey’s transformation into a republic and the present-day backlash. After reading and rather enjoying Elif Shafak’s… 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 »

Three Junes Review

Three Junes By: Julia Glass Paige’s Rating: (2.5) of 5 Stars Recommended for: Fiction Readers An astonishing first novel that traces the lives of a Scottish family over a decade as they confront the joys and longings, fulfillments and betrayals of love in all its guises. I really am unsure what to think about this… Read More »

Empire From the Ashes – Book Review

This book review is actually of an Omibus.  Empire From the Ashes is actually a collection of 3 books.  Mutineer’s Moon, The Armageddon Inheritance, and Heirs of Empire. First let me say, I grew up reading Asimov, Heinlein, and many other scifi greats.  I love the genre and have pretty high standards to become really… Read More »