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  • n. Alternative spelling of page-turner.

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Examples

  • Her pageturner was the 17-year-old Preben Antonsen who had written the next piece, "Dar el-Harb House of War" whose title was taken from an expletive directed at the invading U.S. forces in Iraq by the local Muslims, and which was tattooed on the arm of one of Preben's cousins who was part of the United States force.

    Sarah Cahill at Mills College

  • A pageturner is a line or two set into a page designed to intrigue readers and encourage them to turn to another page further in to the newspaper.

    The Independent - Frontpage RSS Feed

  • Her pageturner was the 17-year-old Preben Antonsen who had written the next piece, "Dar el-Harb (House of War)" whose title was taken from an expletive directed at the invading U.S.

    Civic Center

  • Ms. Nelson's featured review appeared on April 14th; she called the book a "train wreck," but an "un-put-downable" "pageturner" at that.

    James Frey's PR Squad Is Batting 1.000

  • Return to sender: Also on Saturday, there was what we call a "pageturner" on page 2 that was too long.

    The Independent - Frontpage RSS Feed

  • (By the way, I'm pretty sure our theologians would be forced to conclude that a being created by God and endowed with will and reason must have a rational soul, so unless Beale has something up his sleeve, I doubt the theological problem of the book will make for a pageturner.)

    Archive 2008-09-01

  • SFX: 'A gripping interplanetary saga close in tone to both Alistair Reynolds and Peter F Hamilton, but with enough edge and imagination to give it its own unique flavour...a seriously entertaining sci-fi pageturner.'

    Archive 2010-04-01

  • If something is going to be a pageturner, it should have at least 400 so you don't finish it too quickly.

    wench77 Diary Entry

  • Terror, devil worship, hideous murders and dismemberments, and-the Stoker trademark-an endangered little child, fill the pages of this pageturner.

    Cyberbooks

  • You just KNOW that this is going to be a MAJOR pageturner given Rice's voluminous list of accomplishments!

    The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

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