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Harcourt, 2004 - Fiction - 348 pages
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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 medievalist Margaret Napier, Edward is determined to solve the mystery of the codex-to understand its significance to his wealthy clients, and to decipher the seeming parallels between the legend of the codex and an obsessive role-playing computer game that has absorbed him in the dark hours of the night.

The chilling resolution brings together the medieval and the modern aspects of the plot in a twist worthy of earning comparisons to novels by William Gibson and Dan Brown, not to mention those by A. S. Byatt and Umberto Eco. Lev Grossman's Codex is a thriller of the highest order.

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Have to say that I didn't mind this book, even though it was kind of slow in places, didn't make a lot of sense in others, kinda had a weird story line that seemed unfinished, and the ending kinda ... Read full review

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On audiobook. This novel begins with an atticful of books that were hurriedly shipped from their great English house to NYC when it looked like Nazi Germany would be taking over Great Britain. They've ... Read full review

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About the author (2004)

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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