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Adjective: gripping  gri-ping
  1. Capable of arousing and holding the attention
    "a gripping story";
    - absorbing, engrossing, fascinating, riveting
Verb: grip (gripped,gripping)  grip
  1. Hold fast or firmly
    "He gripped the steering wheel"
  2. Hold or seize, as in a wrestling match
    - grapple
  3. To render motionless, as with a fixed stare or by arousing terror or awe
    "The snake charmer grips the cobra";
    - fascinate, transfix, spellbind

See also: interesting

Type of: clutch, interest, prehend [archaic], seize

Encyclopedia: Grip, Norway