By Lev Grossman
Approximately to leave on his first holiday in years, Edward Wozny, a hot-shot younger funding banker, is shipped to assist certainly one of his firm's most vital and mysterious consumers. whilst requested to uncrate and set up a private library of infrequent books, Edward's indignation turns to intrigue as he realizes that there is a different medieval codex hidden one of the volumes, a treasure saved locked away for a few years and for plenty of purposes. As acquaintances draw Edward right into a unusual and addictive laptop video game, his obsession deepens as he discovers staggering parallels among the game's digital fact and the secret of the codex. An entire and wonderful mystery, Codex explores the mysterious energy of books within the medieval and smooth a while.
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In public.... " "Well, uh, yes. You are a beautiful woman. No doubt about that. But you know, you're not natural. I mean, it's one thing for traditional women to have bare breasts or to bathe naked or to breast-feed their babies. They may be beautiful, but it's not done to excite men. The way Europeans do it, it's, well, it's Page 23 conscious. " "Well, I'd be a liar if I said no. But it's not just the view. I mean your hands are pretty active, too. " "If I'm bothering you, I'll stop. I'll move way over here, out of reach.
Please come and visit me. You can stay as long as you like. And William, I am very interested in your writing. I have connections in the publishing world. " "Here! Come and visit me. " "I will be there on Tuesday. This is the number. " "Adios. It was a real pleasure. " Page 25 Shaw She Was Called South Woman, Because the Southern breezes told of spring and good weather and green grasses lying down before the wind, of flowers in bloom and ripe berries along the creeks. Her name in Indian was Shawanekwa, sometimes called Shawana by her family, usually just known as Shaw by her friends.
What's done is done. " Son tried to relax in his old environment. He had half-planned to take up stock raising and use his savings to improve the old place. Still, nothing seemed the same. Most of his friends were gone and without Shaw the place seemed empty. He wandered around for a few weeks, trying to get a better feeling. Following old trails, fishing the creeks, riding along familiar ridges, all of these things just brought back memories of Shaw. It came to him then that he really loved her with a terrible longing.
Codex by Lev Grossman