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CODICE SECRETO, EL

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CODICE SECRETO, EL
Autores
Authors
GROSSMAN, LEV
Editorial
Publisher
EDICIONES B
Categoría
Category
Ficción
Fiction
Formato
Format
Tapa blanda
Paperback
Páginas
Pages
448
Sello
Imprint
Zeta Bolsillo
EAN 9788496546264
BISAC FIC031000
$12.71 $14.95
Lanzamiento USA - USA Release Date: 05/20/10

Edward Wozny es un joven banquero que debe catalogar una serie de libros de gran valor para los duques de Bowmry. Estos están especialmente interesados en la recuperación de un códice del siglo XIII titulado A Viage to the Contree of the Cimmerians, escrito por Gervase de Langford -un coetáneo de Chaucer-, y que habría permanecido oculto durante siglos para evitar que salieran a la luz ciertos secretos. A medida que transcurre la búsqueda, Edward se muestra cada vez mas intrigado por el códice. Además, dedica mucho tiempo a un juego de ordenador llamado Momus, sumamente adictivo, y comienza a descubrir una serie de paralelismos entre su propia vida y el juego. El códice secreto es un thriller sobre el misterioso poder que siempre han ejercido los libros.

Edward Wozny, a young investment banker, volunteers his services to the Wents, the duchess and duke of Bowmry, two of the firm's biggest clients. Since he assumes they require his financial expertise, he is exasperated—and then intrigued—to discover they wish him to catalogue a collection of ancient books in the attic of their New York apartment. Captivated by the library of rare manuscripts, Edward finds himself oddly content in this mystifying world of words. A special request adds extra urgency to the assignment: he is asked to find a possibly mythical codex by 14th-century monk Gervase of Langford, A Viage to the Contree of the Cimmerians. Most scholars believe that the text—which predicts the coming of the apocalypse and may conceal Went family secrets—never existed, and that view is shared by Margaret Napier, a hard-nosed graduate student whom Edward enlists to aid him in his daunting task. Fixated on locating the codex, Edward becomes equally preoccupied with MOMUS, an intricate, frighteningly vivid computer game. Cyberworld and real world are more connected than Edward realizes, and he gradually discovers that the game is intimately related to his literary sleuthing. A trip to England and a well-orchestrated final twist bring this intelligent, enjoyable novel to a fittingly understated conclusion.

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