The Page 69 Test

I was recently asked to contribute my thoughts about page 69 of The End as I Know It to The Page 69 Test. This blog, a project of Campaign for the American Reader, asks authors to open their books to one particular page (69) and discuss whatever’s on that page in the context of the book, or the book in the context of whatever’s on that page, or just spend a few paragraphs demurring about how dull and unrepresentative of the book the page happens to be.

In my case, the page was, in fact, rather dull and unrepresentative of the book, but I tried to put a good face on it. Read the test results here.


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