Daily Archives: January 10, 2015


The Page 99 Test

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

I have been asked to consider the page ninety-nine test. This enquires whether Ford Madox Ford’s statement “Open the book to page ninety-nine and read, and the quality of the whole will be revealed to you,” is accurate for my book?