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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.
Codex is a gripping story, hard to put down, interesting story line.. At the same time, the author seems to assume that the reader isn't thinking ahead to figure out the plot... Read morePublished 3 days ago by ms
This was the first book I've read by Lev Grossman. I thought the story was interesting and moved along quickly.Published 3 days ago by Amazon Customer
I was a teensy bit disappointed at how it ended, but overall I loved it. A nice, self-contained story, good atmosphere, a good mystery to keep you intrigued.Published 4 days ago by Catherine E. Burke
Ok so "Codex" wasn't the blockbuster that so many reviewers hoped it would be, but it has its moments. Read morePublished 25 days ago by keetmom
Lev Grossman's Codex is very disappointing; I would even say dissatisfying. A book I was prepared to love just fizzles and actually curdles into distasteful. Read morePublished 28 days ago by Laurence R. Bachmann
Jeez Louize...... What was Lev thinking? All sorts of really enticing plot leads and about 150 words to wrap it all up with no satisfactory closings. Read morePublished 1 month ago by John C. Drahzal
The jacket blurbs on this book promise that it is, 'part thriller, part literary history, part computer game . . . ' and more. Read morePublished 1 month ago by JGP821
Talented author, other reviews are a bit harsh. It's a fun read if you are in your 20s or 30s lots of generational references. Longing for him to write another Magicians.Published 2 months ago by Chelsea Nix