The page 69 rule for determining a book’s quality

Friday, 19 September, 2008

Clearly the number 69 has a far greater cosmic significance than I imagined, if you are able to determine whether or not a book is worth reading by pouring over what is written on page 69. Click my lit, or flick my lit?

In the Guardian last week, blogger Charlotte Stretch wrote about Marshall McLuhan’s notion that to determine whether or not you will like a book, turn to page 69. If what you read there strikes your fancy, you will probably enjoy it. If not, you shouldn’t bother.

And, by the way, if you’re looking for a choice selection of books to read, check out this list of the oddest book titles for some ideas.

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