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The Codex

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

7 out of 8 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

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Title is better than the book

I had such high hopes for this book. It sounded so good! Many parts were so goofy (a High School literature student could have written these lines) it was almost rediculous, but still I read on. Then there came those suspensful moments that ended up just too obvious ...
I had such high hopes for this book. It sounded so good! Many parts were so goofy (a High School literature student could have written these lines) it was almost rediculous, but still I read on. Then there came those suspensful moments that ended up just too obvious and predictable. Too bad! It's a fun ride none the less. Good to read on long plane flights or lazy evenings.

posted by Anonymous on July 28, 2005

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2005

    Decent Book

    The Codex is an okay book, I found myself bored pretty much the entire time while reading it. The story seems as if takes place in the same exact place the whole time which is boring. It was one of those books where I had to finish the book just to finish it hoping the ending would at least be gratifying, but it was thoroughly disappointing. This book shouldn't be on your're next to read list, find another book.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 28, 2005

    Title is better than the book

    I had such high hopes for this book. It sounded so good! Many parts were so goofy (a High School literature student could have written these lines) it was almost rediculous, but still I read on. Then there came those suspensful moments that ended up just too obvious and predictable. Too bad! It's a fun ride none the less. Good to read on long plane flights or lazy evenings.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 25, 2004

    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 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...

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 22, 2004

    Not his best, not his worst.

    The book starts off slow, but picks up about a third of the way through. His collaborationsf with Lincoln Child are much better, but The Codex is still worth the time. Buy it in paperback or get it from the library.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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