Description - Codex by Lev Grossman
About to depart on his first vacation in years, Edward Wozny, a hot-shot young banker, is sent to help one of his firm's 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 raise for Codex- 'A compulsively readable novel' - Iain Pears '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 '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
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(177mm x 113mm x 28mm)
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Author Biography - Lev Grossman
Lev Grossman was born in 1969, the son of two English professors, and grew up in a suburb of Boston. He graduated from Harvard with a degree in literature and went on to the Ph.D. program in comparative literature at Yale, although he left after three years without finishing a dissertation. After Yale Grossman worked for a string of dot-coms while writing freelance articles about books, technology and culture in general for numerous magazines, newspapers and websites, until he was hired by Time in 2002 and became the magazine's book critic as well as one of its lead technology writers. He is also the author of the international bestseller CODEX.