The Page 99 Test

Ford Madox Ford wrote, “Open the book to page ninety-nine and read, and the quality of the whole will be revealed to you.”

The website, The Page 99 Test, takes this advice very seriously, inviting authors to open their own books to page 99 and explain how what appears there reveals something about the work as a whole. I was asked to apply the test to my own new book, Cinematic Nihilism: Encounters, Confrontations, Overcomings. You can read what I found at:

The Page 99 Test

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One thought on “The Page 99 Test

  1. Congratulations; can’t wait to check this out (especially based upon your application of the Page 99 test: loved American History X, and find it hard to resist a piece that mentions Human Centipede and Mishima in the same paragraph!

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