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The Codex

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

9 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

Great Book for an Escape

Discovered Douglas Preston, The Codex through a friend's suggestion. Slow start until I caught the mood, then off with a dash. Found the writing style to be a page turner mystery, about three-quarters through I thought I had the story line, but alas, discovered I was mi...
Discovered Douglas Preston, The Codex through a friend's suggestion. Slow start until I caught the mood, then off with a dash. Found the writing style to be a page turner mystery, about three-quarters through I thought I had the story line, but alas, discovered I was mislead by the anticipation of the results. Beautiful descriptive writing, so realistic. Enjoyed my first exposure to Mr. Preston's writing style.

posted by Anonymous on November 22, 2006

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Most Helpful Critical Review

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Nothing spectacular...

This was my first Douglas Preston novel, and I'm not sure that it started out on the best foot. I read the book rating in People magazine and thought that it sounded unbelieveably good. I borrowed it from the library and read the whole thing, but I was never really caug...
This was my first Douglas Preston novel, and I'm not sure that it started out on the best foot. I read the book rating in People magazine and thought that it sounded unbelieveably good. I borrowed it from the library and read the whole thing, but I was never really caught up in it. There were some parts where I thought the book was going really great, but they never lasted too long. I would've stopped reading it and returned it, but I just don't start books and not finish them...

posted by Anonymous on May 25, 2004

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2004

    A little disappointing

    I expected more after all the hype. I found out Honduras is a more trackless place than I realized via some great descriptions of swamp life. But absent the atmospherics, the story is a pretty straightforward go-get-the-treasure sort of adventure. Not bad for a rainy afternoon, but not much to write home about.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 5, 2006

    He Should Stick with His Parnter

    I have all (I think) of Preston and Childs' books. I think the duo is better. The Codex makes like it has the big treasure -like Ice Limit and Riptide. However, it lacks credibility in how it intends to reach the payoff. How did Broadbent get all those delicate knick knacks through the jungle? IT was secret, but they figured it out immediately. Why didn't they use a heicopter? Just because it was restricted air- they were all rich, bribe someone! The characeters were cardboard. The nice guy who gets the girl. The prissy one, the mean one. The surprise brother. This book read like Preston was trying to get TNT to purchase the story for a TV movie. Dissappointed, to say the least.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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