Saturday, February 4, 2012

Codex by Lev Grossman

First sentence:

"Edward Wozny stood squinting at the sun as crowds of people excused themselves past him in both directions."


"Edward Wozny, a hotshot young banker, is about to leave for vacation when he is sent to help an important yet mysterious client. His task: search the family library for a precious, centuries-old codex that may not even exist. Enlisting the expertise of medievalist Margaret Napier, Edward is determined to solve the mystery of the codes and to decipher the parallels between the codex legend a a computer game that absorbs him in the dark hours of the night.

Weaving the medieval and the modern aspects of its plot in a chilling twist, Codex is a thriller of the highest order." -- from the back cover

My thoughts:

This was a good thriller. I liked learning about medieval writing and how bookmakers often used old pages as book covers.

Date read: 2/3/2012
Book #: 4
Challenges: A-Z Challenge 2012, New Author Challenge
Rating: 3*/5 = good
Genre: Thriller

ISBN-10: 015602859X
ISBN-13: 9780156028592
Publisher: Harvest
Year: 2004
# of pages: 348
Binding: Trade Paperback
LibraryThing page

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