Klavan applied the Page 69 Test to his new novel, Werewolf Cop, and reported the following:
The problem in answering the page 69 test when it comes to Werewolf Cop is that, by a strange twist of providence, page 69 is the turning point of the entire novel — and I don’t want to give it away. I’m not making that up. Page 69 is the page on which the story takes a sudden turn and reveals its true nature. For 68 pages, the novel is one sort of thing. Then, on page 69, in a single very sudden, very violent, very frightening moment, it becomes something else entirely and everything that happens afterward follows from that one paragraph on that one page. In a way, many of the novels themes coalesce in that narrative moment: the curse of history, the limitations of realism, the sacrifice we have to make to fight for the good and the way that fight sometimes turns us into the very evil we oppose. All of that is in one paragraph on page 69 — so help me — so I’m just going to have to let you read it yourself.Visit Andrew Klavan's website.
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