Definition of page-turner in English:

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page-turner

noun

informal
An exciting book: the most irresistible page-turner since Odysseus got back to Ithaca
More example sentences
  • As in all the chapters, David (a photo editor and avid photographer) maintains the excitement visually with pictures and page designs that make such a book a page-turner.
  • But it is also a highly enjoyable read - one might even say it's a page-turner, if books of this genre are permitted to be labeled as such.
  • It is a stunning book, a page-turner and thought-provoker.

Derivatives

page-turning

adjective
Example sentences
  • He has the ability to synthesize a large body of scientific data into a highly readable, page-turning narrative, and to convert the raw numbers of research and statistics into meaningful facts for our personal lives.
  • The books are an easy read and have that page-turning quality that makes any book hard to put down.
  • We want stories that are so absorbing and page-turning that it isn't until we're brushing our teeth that night that we realize we've just read a book about values.

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