Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Sharan Newman's "Heresy"

Sharan Newman applied the "Page 99 Test" to her book Heresy, the latest novel in her Catherine Levendeur mystery series, and reported the following:
Unfortunately, the page 99 test doesn't work for Heresy. It's the lead-in to chapter six and the page is a Latin quote about Heloise with the English translation and the date and place of the chapter. It sets the scene both in time and space and also in the attitudes of the 12th century, which were not what most people expect.

However, it won't give anyone an idea of the plot or the characters. I suggest just doing it the old fashioned way and starting with page one.
Forget page 99: read an excerpt from Heresy.

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--Marshal Zeringue