Codex

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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 trea ...Continua
Ha scritto il 20/06/09
The good: Codex does supply its moments of suspense and intrigue, and never lets the plot waver so long that the reader will lose interest. The bad: main character Edward's gulliblity grates after a while. For a hotshot banker, he lets himself be rep ...Continua
Ha scritto il 09/03/08
Back-cover review: "Codex takes its place on the shelf with The Name of the Rose, Posession and A Case of Curiosities, and it's as entertaining as any of them."

Well, at least I've heard of the first two, and I was really l

Well, at least I've heard of the first two, and I was really looking forward to some proper 'popular fiction' after a run of not-so-successful reads. I'm a sucker for thrillers and crime, and this one looked satisfyingly silly from the plot summary. So far, so good.

Unfortunately, though, the book didn't make it for me. I thought it had potential: young American banker gets caught up in intrigue over lost medieval book and also becomes involved in a strange parallel-universe computer game. But the story seems to be all over the place: I like pace and cliffhangers and interesting twists, whereas this was neatly done in longish chapters that ploddingly lead the story on, and the few twists that were used had me thinking 'that can't be possible,' and flicking back to see if it really was.

Potential yes, then, gripping no. Read it if you've nothing better, but there is much better than this if you ask me. ...Continua

  • 1 mi piace
Ha scritto il 20/05/07
The lame main character lets another character do all the plot work while he gets addicted to a pointless computer game. Why bother?

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