Codex by Lev Grossman


byLev Grossman

Kobo ebook | May 2, 2005

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About to depart on his first vacation in years, Edward Wozny, a hot-shot young investment banker, is sent to help one of his firm's most important and mysterious clients. When asked to uncrate and organize a personal library of rare books, Edward's indignation turns to intrigue as he realizes that there may be a unique medieval codex hidden among the volumes, a treasure kept locked away for many years and for many reasons. As friends draw Edward into a peculiar and addictive computer game, his obsession deepens as he discovers surprising parallels between the game's virtual reality and the mystery of the codex. An accomplished and entertaining thriller, Codex explores the mysterious power of books in the medieval and modern ages.

Title:CodexFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:May 2, 2005Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0547812507

ISBN - 13:9780547812502

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Rated 1 out of 5 by from yips! Reading this book was like a sore tooth, it hurt to read, yet I just kept on reading it. There was information that didn't help the story at all, just upped how many pages the book ended up being. But To give this guy his due, I did contiue to read it. Then I got to the ending and wanted to shoot myself in the foot. Just to forget about the entire thing faster.
Date published: 2006-06-08
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Great research, weak story While the book is full of fascinating research (about codexes), the surrounding plot is weak and seems like an afterthought. Read it for the history, not for the mystery.
Date published: 2005-09-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good Story, Very Bad Ending I really enjoyed this novel, right up until the end, anyways. Although it was slow moving and at times it felt like there should be alot more happening, most of the book was quite exciting and mysterious and kept me wanting to read more. However, the book ended very abruptly and there were alot of questions unanswered.
Date published: 2005-07-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Bad Ending Great story tieing in an ancient manuscript with a real life-like video game. However, the ending is, well, there is no ending. Literally. The story isn't wrapped up, and nothing is explained. I felt like I've been robbed of an ending.
Date published: 2005-05-20