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