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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 November 22, 2006

    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 mislead by the anticipation of the results. Beautiful descriptive writing, so realistic. Enjoyed my first exposure to Mr. Preston's writing style.

    9 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2004

    EXCELLENT

    IF YOU NEED A BOOK TO JUST TAKE YOU INTO THE AMAZON AND LEAVE YOU THERE, THEN THIS IS FOR YOU. EXCELLENT STORY LINE THAT IS ALMOST MAKING ME LATE FOR WORK!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2004

    Great thrill ride of a read

    What a read!! From the first pages I was unable to put this exciting thriller down. Once more Preston and Childs, whether together or alone, come through. The plot twists and visuals created by the words make this, and the others written by this author/team, well worth the lost sleep you experience by not being able to put it down.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 6, 2005

    Adventure in the Amazon

    Preston never ceases to entertain. I've found other adventure books to be dragging in recent years, but this one finnally picks up the pace. More than that, the characters are all worth caring about. Perfect blend of characterization, action and compelling stroyline. Worth every minute spent reading it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 27, 2004

    A terrific read that will take you into the jungle

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I picked up this as a cd ('book on tape') from the public library, as a fill in before the next Preston/Child Agent Pendergast novel hit the stores. I was very impressed. The reader is one of the best on the market, and as anyone who listens to books knows, this is very important. The story takes you away to the jungle; you can feel the bugs biting! The detail is great, and the book is a must read for action junkies.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 28, 2004

    fantastic book

    As always Douglas Preston writes another superb novel. Any book with his name on it is a must read for me. The book was a little different than I imagined but still a fantastic adventure

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 5, 2013

    THIS IS A VERY SPECIAL BOOK

    If it hadn't been for this fantastic book I would NEVER have read every single book that Preston and Child wrote both together and individually.

    The covers of Relic and their other joint books looked too scary! But after discovering how exciting and funny this book was I had the courage to read Relic and all of the rest. AND I LOVE THEM ALL.

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