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Posted June 11, 2014
Encryption for Bibliophiles: "Codex" caught my attent
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"Codex" caught my attention when seeking additional reads like, "Erebos." I cannot speak highly enough of, "Codex." This creation was the perfect blend of historical mystery and techno-fantasy with a labyrinthine plot.
Upon arriving here today to write this review, I was positively puzzled to read some of the reviews warning readers to bypass, "Codex" in favor of books with a tidier, more opportune, resolution. My rebuttal to these reviews is simply that this is a book for true bibliophiles, and more specifically, those who are seeking an intelligent thriller with elements of history and fantasy as well as mystery.
In literature, as in life, endings are not always dandy. Our paths are as winding and convoluted as the maze that held the Minotaur, so to speak. These paths are irrevocably altered by our choices, and those choices are shrouded in everything from belief and preference to human nature, desires, and bad judgement. If a reader goes into, "Codex" with the mindset that these characters can be as human as we are, then the read will be as thrilling for them as it was for me.
Having read authors such as Dan Brown, Arturo Pérez-Reverte, Steve Berry, and Matthew Pearl, I can say that, "Codex" is among my top five and very highly recommended by this reviewer.
Posted March 21, 2011
This is one of those underrated quasi-adventure books that you will enjoy reading. I found the plot to be both engaging and inventive. The sections with the video game were very creative and I really enjoyed the whole thing.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
I find myself wanting to re-read this one from time to time so it is definitely worth the price of admission.
Posted July 3, 2005
An enjoyable read
CODEX is a rich, gorgeous, thrilling book of amazingly complex plot. This smart, highly page-turner set in New York grabbed my attention from the very beginning and did not let me go until the end. I could not stop reading! A book interweaves different kinds of realities into the life of the main character. This fun and interesting read is written with both a wry sense of humor and an in-depth historical knowledge. The hero is not an uncommon guy who gets himself into the rat-race world of high-level intrigue obsessive love and virtual reality that is so twisty that a reader is kept guessing until the very end. I read TRIPLE AGENT and THE DAVINCI CODE just before getting hold of CODEX and it completed my week. I could not put them down until the very end.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 19, 2011
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