The same blogger from the “My Book, The Movie” website also has a site dedicated to the belief that you can learn everything you need to know about a book by reading page 99. So I applied this test to Railtown, and here is the result. The opener:
Page 99 provides a decent snapshot of Railtown, my book on the history of the modern Los Angeles rail system. Actually, (spoiler alert) it provides a real-life snapshot of local leaders celebrating the groundbreaking of the subway portion of the system in 1986. That picture takes up half the page, making my job here easier.
Overall, just looking at page 99 is not a bad way to get a sense of the book, and it certainly gave me an opportunity to summarize the main points in an interesting way.