Codex

Codex

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A long lost library. A priceless manuscript. A deadly secret...

About to depart on his first vacation in years, Edward Wozny, a young hot-shot banker, is sent to help one of his firm's most important and mysterious clients. When asked to unpack 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 and the lines between reality, fantasy and mysterious legend start to blur ...
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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 110 x 178 x 23mm | 204g
  • ARROW BOOKS LTD
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0
  • 0099491222
  • 9780099491224
  • 107,111

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A compulsively readable novel
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Mesmerizing from start to finish ... A fabulous double-helix of a novel * Baltimore Sun * Fabulously entertaining ... By turns fascinating, compelling, and deliciously disturbing. It's an intelligent thriller that truly is just that: intelligently thrilling * Boston Globe * Codex takes its place on the shelf [with] The Name of the Rose, Possession and A Case of Curiosities, and it's as entertaining as any of them * New York Times * A genuine treat, with its sneaky plot and richly textured storytelling. It also moves so fast that readers won't realize how smart it is * San Francisco Chronicle * A compulsively readable novel * Iain Pears *
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About Lev Grossman

Lev Grossman is a novelist and Time magazine's book critic. A graduate of Harvard and Yale, he has written articles for the New York Times, Salon, Entertainment Weekly, Time Out New York and the Village Voice. In 2005 his debut novel Codex was published to great critical acclaim. He is also the author of The Magicians, The Magician King and The Magician's Land. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
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6,992 ratings
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4 22% (1,539)
3 41% (2,893)
2 22% (1,549)
1 7% (467)
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