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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.
Unless your especially interested in medievel history and the written word history of this period - pass."
There are so many threads and sharp curves that it takes concentration, but what can I say--I was on the ride right to the end, which I found rather odd but somehow satisfying.
Unless your especially interested in medievel history and the written word history of this period - pass.
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 11 days 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 14 days 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 1 month 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 2 months ago by Dan Grant
"Codex" caught my attention when seeking additional reads like, "Erebos." I cannot speak highly enough of, "Codex. Read morePublished 2 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 3 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.
Lev Grossman has weaved an intriguing mystery based on a long lost book. This book is sought by both sides in a possible divorce action between nobility. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Readaholic
Suppose you are a twenty-five year old single man with a six figure income. Your company is promoting you and moving your job from New York to London. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Stuart Allen