I am reading a novel, The Blood Of The Lamb, by Peter DeVries. It promises to be a good read. I am only into the second chapter and I find it to be funny and wise. For example:
Humor: "...my grandfather went out to the front porch, where he stood scratching himself in a manner said to be depreciating property values."
Wisdom: "What people believe is a measure of what they suffer."
Now, that's my idea of a page-turner.