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For the most part, Edward moves through his adventure merely following Margaret's dedicated lead. As each new twist unfolds, he slips further into the comforting daydream of a life that isn't his but is as thrilling as the race for the codex. Codex wrestles with notions of dreams and reality that commingle as Edward finds himself adrift in a sea of passionate scholars and Old World plots. In all, Lev Grossman's novel is excellent entry into the emerging genre of literary history thrillers with an added twist for the technophile. --Jeremy Pugh --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
When I stared reading, I found myself comparing this book to the DaVinci Code and liking it better.
I finished this book, checked three times to be sure that I had really just read the last page, and then threw it down in disgust.
I was really into the story and couldn't wait to get to the end but the ending was terrible and left too many hanging questions.
The Codex wasn't as engaging as the Magician's trilogy, but it was still a relatively decent read. I'll still read more by Grossman.Published 5 days ago by Diann Mazingo
The book sets up a fun mystery, interesting characters that are clearly related through sub plots and history, but the end leaves much of these hints unresolved. Read morePublished 10 days ago by Kindle Customer
Another satisfying read from Grossman. Part detective story, part history, all engrossing (pun intended). Anyone who likes medieval history and books will love this.Published 1 month ago by Melinda Maidens
A bit of Neal Gaiman and a spot of Barbara Tuchman. Enjoyed the twists and turns. Thoroughly enjoyable. Hope there is another.Published 1 month ago by Nancy Meyer
Great story. Kept me turning the pages. Hated the ending though. I'm hoping perhaps it was a set up for a sequel?Published 2 months ago by K. Peckett
I forced myself to keep reading this book, thinking/hoping that it would improve and make some kind of sense. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Dan Grant
"Codex" caught my attention when seeking additional reads like, "Erebos." I cannot speak highly enough of, "Codex. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Kelly Truelove
This is a thriller about finding a book and the people who want it so bad they might, what? That is a mystery too. Read morePublished 4 months ago by e s r
I love the Magician books but this book does not come close. I kept waiting for something that never came. I never really cared about the characters.