Friday, February 8, 2008
St. John Adventure - Day 8
Today Husband was unwell so we just stayed at the camp site. He slept and I read the entirety of a book called "Codex" by Lev Grossman. It is my new favorite genre - bibliothriller, much like Dan Brown's "The Da Vinci Code", Coldwell and Thomason's "The Rule of Four", Elizabeth Kostova's "The Historian"and maybe even Donna Tartt's "The Secret History". In comparison "Codex" was not all that great. While the 'biblio' part of it was fun - there is something so satisfying about holing up in the library and doing research among all that weight and stillness of ancient paper- the characters and surrounding plot were unpleasant and in the end, lame.