I loved the concept of this book, unfortunately the execution just didn't work for me. I wanted more history of the codex, more complex and deeper characters, and would have loved more adventure. Everything just seemed a little to easy and generic for me to really get engrossed in this novel.
I totally loved this book. Great characters. Good story. Put this on your later shelf.
A great jungle adventure!
Adventurous novel about a treasure hunter an tomb robber who invites his sons over one in the pretense of the reading of the will and finds the home ransacked. In it they find a note from the father explaining how he is disappointed in them and that he has buried himself with his treasure and that it is their job to uncover the hiding place and that they will be the better for it. Before long the news gets out and you find there are other people searching for this site (including two pharmaceutical companies) for their own personal reasons: one of which is a codex - a thousand year-old mayan document that details the medicinal analysis of a varity of indigenous plants and animals beneficial to curing human diseases. If you like action-adventure this is novel for you - excellently written in the style of Indiana Jones. The writing was very desciptive and florid. Highly entertaining.
The Codex ---- by Douglas J. Preston c - 2004 ---- ---- This is the first novel of Douglas J. Preston's work I've had the pleasure to read. In the first few chapters I was wondering where this story would go. Then it became so surreal where he actually did go with my time!---- As it turned out the time was well spent, his writing is: Funny, Suspenseful, Full of high struggles with the Jungle and it's wildlife. Not to forget the Insects and Reptiles. ---- The Paid off Army Dudes learned some hard lessons, wanting: the money or artifacts, gold or jewels. ---- The family wanted far more than that and did get it. ---- kind of strange how we people will think we want one thing, then discover what is really needed and wanted. ---- Enjoy! ---- RichardPaul
Parts of this book will stick in my mind forever. Tres gross. But the concept is very exciting. Catch me if you can!!!
When eccentric millionaire art collector suddenly disappears from his mansion in Arizona, his sons follow his trail into the remote jungles of Honduras. Scott Brick narrates.
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