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Author: Lev Grossman
About to depart on his first vacation in years, Edward Wozny, a hotshot young investment banker, is sent to help one of his firm's most important and mysterious clients. His task is to search their library stacks for a precious medieval codex, a treasure kept sealed away for many years and for many reasons. Enlisting the help of passionate medie...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780156028592
ISBN-10: 015602859X
Publication Date: 5/2/2005
Pages: 368
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.

3.2 stars, based on 89 ratings
Publisher: Harvest Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 4
This left me with the feeling that I should have enjoyed it more than I did. For me, the author was not able to write a main character to whom I could relate. The needed intensity just isn't there and the ending is so badly botched, you will feel as if your brain was sacrificed to a kindergardner.
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Helpful Score: 2
Much better than the DaVinci Code - doesn't pretend to be nonfiction, either! ;-)
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Helpful Score: 1
Awesome read especially if you like other authors like Dan Brown etc....
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Edward was living the life. He had just been promoted and was moving from NYC to London-big shot banker. While getting ready for his big move he is asked to help a very important client set-up their library-full of very old and very expensive books. Edward is soon in the midst of a wild goose chase, trying to find a rare book for these all important clients. This is listed as a thriller, I beg to differ. I was interested in the characters and the search for the book enough that I finished this, but this is by no means a super interesting read. Also, I didn't enjoy the game vs reality aspect.
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This was a good thriller. I liked learning about medieval writing and how bookmakers often used old pages as book covers.
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Loved it, loved it, loved it. Lev Grossman has an identifiable style that I find very much to my liking. The story is one of the good ones that keep you reading long after you shouldn't.