I picked Lev Grossman’s Codex up at Borders for $4.99.  Boy was it a great deal!  Codex follows a 20-something investment banker, Edward, who is asked to catalog a former client’s library.  At first Edward finds this position below him, but quickly he becomes obsessed.  He acquires the help of a Medieval Literature expert, Margaret, and they become entangled with a race to find a codex. 

There is a subplot involving an addicting computer game that begins to reflect Edward’s new world.  I wasn’t as interested in that part, but others may be.  Of course there’s romance and betrayal.   And I always love an exciting story that revolves around books!


Try Codex if you like books about other books like The Book of Air and Shadows by Michael Gruber or the suspense and writing style of Mark Mills’ The Savage Garden.

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