By Lev Grossman
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Hardcover, 9780151010660, 368pp.
Publication Date: March 1, 2004
"An exhilarating literary tour de force … mesmerizing from start to finish. A fabulous double-helix of a novel."
"Alluring and meticulous. Replete with a sexy duchess, a jaded academic ... and a shadowy programmer."
"Plays around with narrative in classic postmodern fashion."
"A genuine treat with its sneaky plot and richly-textured storytelling. Moves so fast you won''t realize how smart it is."
"Blisteringly hot .... Put Codex on your list."
"Takes its place on the shelf of bibliophilic page-turners like Name of the Rose and Possession. Such a good story."
"Transcends the current vogue for the archaic--linking the 14th and 21st centuries by considering the powers of parchment and PlayStation."