Monday, March 11, 2013

"The Woman Who Wouldn't Die"

Colin Cotterill is a London-born teacher, crime writer and cartoonist.

He applied the Page 69 Test to his latest novel, The Woman Who Wouldn't Die, the ninth book in the Dr. Siri Paiboun Series, and reported the following:
It’s lucky the test is on page 69 and not page 306 given that the latter was the page which arrived blank in bookshops across North America last month. Being the penultimate page, it did leave one or two unanswered questions about Auntie Bpoo’s journey to the afterlife. The segue is that page 69 sees Dr. Siri attempting to explain religion to his wife. His theory is that those who saw ghosts in the natural course of their lives (and there are many such people) needed to make sense of it all and so created elaborate sets to show off and upstage their inexplicable experiences. To make logic of the illogical. Thus were religions established. Each offered its own package to the beyond. Siri asks his wife…
“Why is it important?”

“Oh, you know. If something happens to me I’d like to be prepared.”

“You’re in your sixties. If you haven’t settled on a tour company yet you probably never will. You’ll be traveling solo. And besides, I won’t let anything happen to you.”
The page 306 experience again illustrates that there are greater forces at work here than a keyboard and monitor. There clearly are ghosts in the machine. If you have been a victim of this paranormal activity the missing page is available on my website.
Learn more about the book and author at Colin Cotterill's website.

The Page 69 Test: Anarchy and Old Dogs.

My Book, The Movie: Curse of the Pogo Stick.

The Page 69 Test: Killed at the Whim of a Hat.

My Book, The Movie: Killed at the Whim of a Hat.

The Page 69 Test: Slash and Burn.

--Marshal Zeringue