Codex

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, May 2, 2005 - Fiction - 368 pages
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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.
 

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User Review  - TheDivineOomba - LibraryThing

I can't believe I wasted time on book that started off fairly interesting, but was ruined by the ending. I'll admit... This isn't great literature. Characters were flat, the reason for the main ... Read full review

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User Review  - phyllis2779 - LibraryThing

This book is not badly written but it never quite comes together. The end is a terrible let down. It made me ask myself why I struggled to finish the book when at the end I found out nothing about ... Read full review

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LEV GROSSMAN is a writer and book critic for Time. He has written articles for the NewYork Times, Salon, Lingua Franca, EntertainmentWeekly, Time Out NewYork and the VillageVoice. He lives in Brooklyn.

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