LoveReading View on Codex
An obsession to find an ancient book that many believe doesnâ€™t exist lies at the centre of this jigsaw puzzle of a novel. Complex, intriguing and slow to build, it unfolds the mystery alongside a marriage falling apart and a deep love of books. Interestingly the publishers have made it look very like The Da Vinci Code when itâ€™s not even a thriller. Mystery, yes, a novel of reactions and relationships, but there is no thrust of excitement. Itâ€™s more Name of the Rose than Dan Brown.
Comparison: Carlos Ruiz Zafon
, A S Byatt
, Dan Brown
Similar this month: None but Susanna Clarke
A LONG-LOST LIBRARY. A PRICELESS MANUSCRIPT. A DEADLY SECRET ... About to depart on his first vacation in years, Edward Wozny, a hot-shot young banker, is sent to help one of his firms most important and mysterious clients. When asked to un-crate and organise a personal library of rare books, Edward's indignation turns to intrigue as he realises that among the volumes there may be hidden a unique medieval codex, a treasure kept sealed away for many years and for many reasons.
Edward's intrigue becomes an obsession that only deepens as friends draw him into a peculiar and addictive computer game, as mystifying parallels between the game's virtual reality and the legend of the codex emerge â€¦
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