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!