Further to yesterday's post, I came across this blog and this blog that declare one can more accurately glean the gist of a new book by opening to page 69 or page 99 and reading that page rather than reading the inside flap and back-cover publisher hype.
Hmm, they could be on to something. I'll have to give that a try next time I'm at the bookstore or library.
"Open the book to page ninety-nine and read, and the quality of the whole will be revealed to you." ~Ford Madox Ford