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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 m...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780965934176
ISBN-10: 0965934179
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 348
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 6 ratings
Publisher: Harcourt
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
Members Wishing: 0
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katzpawz avatar reviewed Codex on + 281 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
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.
MeadowbrookManor avatar reviewed Codex on + 28 more book reviews
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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Very intriging and fast paced--very good read
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Absolutely riveting book. If you like books, history, computer games and my
stery you will enjoy this immensely. Author is great with descriptions and has peopled this book with interesting characters. I couldn't put it down for the last 50 pages.
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The most disappointing ending of a book ever. No questions answered. The protagonist went on a pointless quest and dragged us with him.
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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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