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4. Codex by Lev Grossman

Codex
Title: Codex
Author: Lev Grossman
Publisher: Harvest
Year: 2004
# of pages: 348
Date read: 2/3/2012
Rating: 3*/5 = good

Description:

"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.
Tags: thriller
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