Codex 632

Codex When Thomas Noronha a professor of history and an expert cryptographer is called upon to finish an unresolved investigation involving an aged scholar who is found mysteriously dead in his hotel room

  • Title: Codex 632
  • Author: José Rodrigues dos Santos Alison Entrekin
  • ISBN: 9780061173189
  • Page: 165
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Codex 632

    When Thomas Noronha, a professor of history and an expert cryptographer, is called upon to finish an unresolved investigation involving an aged scholar who is found mysteriously dead in his hotel room, his life takes several unexpected and dramatic turns As Thomas slowly begins to unravel the cryptograms and enigmas that shroud the old professor s work, he finds a code thWhen Thomas Noronha, a professor of history and an expert cryptographer, is called upon to finish an unresolved investigation involving an aged scholar who is found mysteriously dead in his hotel room, his life takes several unexpected and dramatic turns As Thomas slowly begins to unravel the cryptograms and enigmas that shroud the old professor s work, he finds a code that could possibly change the course of historical scholarship Moloc Ninundia OmastoosIn his quest to decipher this mysterious code, Thomas travels around the world from Lisbon to Rio, New York, and Jerusalem He quickly immerses himself in the fascinating history of the discovery of the Americas, and the one enigma that no historian has ever been able to solve the true identity of Christopher Columbus.Mesmerizing in the way in which it reinterprets history most have come to regard as fact, Codex 632 reveals what could be one of the greatest historical misinterpretations of all time.

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    1. Schmacko

      I know that a lot of qualified critics like the Washington Post and Kirkus Review gushed about Codex 632 Meh, I just don t think these Da Vinci Code type books are my cup of tea So, what I am describing are my feelings why I didn t like the book.Codex 632 is about the origins of Christopher Columbus and his discoveries It s full of history, cryptology, travel etc The facts behind what is discussed ad nauseum is interesting for a while However, for me, absolutely nothing else worked in this book [...]

    2. Iceman

      O Codex 632 , escrito entre 2004 e 2005, tenta ser um livro desmistificador da vida de Crist v o Colombo, pelo menos numa perspectiva de lhe dar uma nacionalidade e, sobretudo, um objectivo.Crist v o Colombo nunca foi, para mim, uma personagem digna de especial relevo.Para qualquer interessado em Hist ria, facilmente constata que Colombo n o foi o primeiro a chegar Am rica, pois, e est mais do que comprovado, centenas de anos antes j l passeavam fen ncios, vikings e, soube se pouco tempo, at chi [...]

    3. David Bales

      Pretty good Portuguese novel about a university professor hired by a theoretically scholarly organization to find out when Brazil was actually first visited by Europeans turns into a Da Vinci Code type potboiler on the real identity of Christopher Columbus, if that is really his name Full of some twists and turns on three continents as the story weaves from the U.S to Portugal and then to Brazil I think this would have been better as a non fiction book since dos Santos doesn t really write ficti [...]

    4. Maria Carmo

      This first adventure of Professor Tom s Noronha is an excellent and instructive book The whole approach to the plot is quite interesting, and all the knowledge the Author shares about Cristov o Columbus and his REAL origins is amazing and breathtaking for those who love History I loved this book Maria Carmo,Lisbon 29 November 2017

    5. José Jorge

      Sem d vida o pior livro da s rie Tom s Noronha.Sem enredo nenhum e com di logos super extensos sempre a falar do mesmo

    6. Pedro Varanda

      Juntando factos hist ricos, meias verdades hist ricas, imensa especula o e as f rmulas de sucesso habituais neste estilo liter rio, Jos Rodrigues dos Santos apresenta um livro que puro entretenimento, bem conseguido dentro do g nero Recomendo essencialmente pela informa o que apesar de tudo nos passa.

    7. Keith

      Okay, I m going to try to explain something here that I m not sure how to explain I ve recently read several novels that are translations into English and in than one I feel as if I m missing something This novel is translated from Portuguese and although it s thoroughly readable and flows well enough there is something about the main character that just doesn t work for me and I m not sure what it is He just isn t believable There is something awkward and stiff about him even when he s faced w [...]

    8. Maya

      The level of historical research and data in this book is impressive, and is by far its best asset The main theme the personality and origin of Christopher Columbus is a fascinating one Unfortunately, that s about all I can say on the plus side The historical detail was too overwhelming and distracting, especially for those of us who like to actually retain what they read Instead of contributing to the plot, it ended up detracting from it The author could have achieved the same literary effect w [...]

    9. Goncalo

      O Codex 632 foi o 1 livro de Jos Rodrigues dos Santos que li, e provavelmente ser o mais conhecido do seu report rio Infelizmente imediatamente percept vel o seu lado jornal stico de contar uma hist ria Enormes trechos descritivos, maior import ncia dada investiga o que ao desenrolar da hist ria e, para al m disso, m caracteriza o de personagens ou personagens que surgem apenas com o intuito de introduzir mais uma longa disserta o hist rica.Num estilo mais para o lento, e ignorando algumas passa [...]

    10. Maria Ana

      Apesar das reviews um pouco negativas quanto a este livro, devo dizer que adorei Identifico me perfeitamente com a linguagem do autor, especialmente porque n o nenhuma tradu o Deliciou me a escrita mesmo portuguesa , al m de que me senti em casa neste todo mundo dos descobrimentos.Penso que o desenrolar da hist ria leva nos a questionar os nossos pr prios conhecimentos sobre esta poca e a ver uns pontos que poder o fazer sentido Apesar da hist ria ser ficcional, a investiga o hist rica por tr s [...]

    11. Carolina Guimarães

      Tenho duas coisas a confessar primeiro, que este pode n o ser o meu tipo de livro ali s, n o mesmo segundo, s acabei de o ler para n o deixar mais um livro a meio.A escrita acess vel, mas a hist ria ma uda e tem demasiados detalhes As conversas entre Tom s Noronha e as personagens secund rias s o t o grandes como chatas, de tanto pormenor que t m Verdade que quem interessado em hist ria e, particularmente, na quest o de Colombo, deve adorar mas a popula o em geral nem por isso Penso que n o h um [...]

    12. Jean-François Lisée

      Le premier de sa s rie d enqu tes historiques, Codex nous en apprend des tonnes sur Christophe Colomb et on en ressort intrigu Pour les amants de dos Santos Son meilleur reste La formule de Dieu.

    13. Elida8593

      Questo uno dei libri peggiori che io abbia letto Quando l ho acquistato speravo di leggere un libro con uno sfondo storico, poi quando ho letto che si trattava di un romanzo thriller basato su documenti storici mi sono entusiasmata L inizio avvincente, ottimo per convincerti ad arrivare ad una spirale senza fine di eventi inutili Per quanto, infatti, usi documenti storici tutto il libro un continuo ripetersi degli stessi tre testi e delle stesse tre informazioni per riuscire a riempire pi pagine [...]

    14. Ana Dias

      N o posso dizer que a escrita me tenha agradado, mas era o que estava espera objetiva e sem rodeios, como a de um jornalista Por m, em livros como este isso irrelevante uma vez que a originalidade da hist ria o que interessa e posso dizer que essa vingou tudo o resto que possa ter sido menos negativo.Houve etapas da leitura que gostei mais e outras que gostei menos A princ pio estava entusiasmada para saber o que ia sair dali mas, mais a meio j n o tive assim tanta vontade de o ler depressa porq [...]

    15. Heather

      I listened to this an audiobook I always say this because I think that inevitably it has an effect on your experience with the book.I enjoyed some aspects of this book, but the basic plot points seem too basic for me Almost everything I would expect to have happen ended up happening The characters were not deep at all, and the book certainly has a dim view of Americans at least the ones in the story aren t doing us any favors I m not a big flag waver, but the stereotypes were off putting.Perhaps [...]

    16. Janeka

      Depois de ler v rias cr ticas que referiam este livro como o menos interessante de Jos Rodrigues dos Santos, decidi que seria este livro a marcar a minha estreia com o autor Sim, eu sei que j vou uns aninhos atrasada.Assim, comecei com baixas expetativas, e talvez tenha sido por isso que gostei do livro.Geralmente, neste tipo de livros, gosto da trama pessoal do investigador principal, mas Tom s Noronha n o me cativa de maneira nenhuma Mas gostei muito da trama da investiga o, achei impressionan [...]

    17. São Palma

      Um livro que podera nao ser excelente Mas que e excelente para mim Adorei ler de novo ao fim de tantos anos aquele twist final da historia ser publicada em forma de romance por um jornalista escritor esta muito bem conseguido subi a minha classificacao para CINCO estrelas.Curiosamente, algo de que j n o me lembrava j estava presente aquilo que se transformou numa esp cie de marca da escrita deste autor o conceito de VERDADE.

    18. Erica

      I hate nothing than a book where the author condescendingly explains every thought as though his her reader couldn t keep up with the completely obvious conclusion they wanted you to draw Because this author does that to an extreme, I can t give it any than 2 stars, despite it s intriguing proposition of the true identity of Columbus.

    19. Vanda

      Gostei imenso de ler este livro Apesar do tipo de linguagem mais jornal stica com algumas descri es mais sup rfulas foi um livro que me prendou e captou toda a aten o mesmo quando n o estava a l lo Gosto de livros assim, que me deixam envolvida de tal maneira que mesmo com o livro fechado penso no enredo e vivo a hist ria.Gostei especialmente do modo como come a e do modo como acaba

    20. Célia Loureiro

      Talvez o menos interessante dos livros de Jos Rodrigues dos Santos Porque o debate ser Crist v o Colombo portugu s n o recente e tanta hist ria assim despejada exasperante saliento que tirei uma Licenciatura cheia de Hist ria, sou apaixonada por Hist ria e pretendo leccion la um dia Tom s Noronha n o propriamente um her i cativante.

    21. Laura

      Reading this book was a waste of time I kept expecting it to get exciting, but it didn t Instead of a DaVinci Code style thriller, it was of a boring scholarly hunt through old documents And when the secret identity of Christopher Columbus is revealed, I thought who cares

    22. José

      Read this for the research, it s worth it The plot is kind of weak and the dialogues are somewhat forced and boring this is not a translation problem as I read portuguese original edition , but the historical part justifies reading this book.

    23. Davide

      Noioso, ripetitivo, inconcludente Risparmiatevi soldi e tempo, idea buona realizzata nel peggiore dei modi Peccato.

    24. Priscilla

      The first 80% of the book was not necessary for the reveal Writer could have skipped the decoding, the Yiddish lesson, the non existent threat of danger and gone straight to the late professor s phone records to find the count who just told him the full story in chapter 19 of 23 Why the count who knew everything and about the evidence needed either the first or second professor is the real mystery Why would that organization go to such lengths and expense to repeat the research they did not want [...]

    25. Alina

      Book was published in several languages and to my misfortune I have read an uncensored version of it Clearly the author identifies himself with the main character and tells us all his dirtiest sexual desires, while this book was supposed to be about cracking the code and adventure Long story short, it was a pitiful imitation of Dan Brown The plot was quite good to my surprise, but due to repulsive writing style I give it just 1 star.

    26. Celia Rabelo

      O livro seria interessante se fosse mais curto e menos repetitivo N o indicaria a leitura Ele trata inicialmente sobre o descobrimento do Brasil e depois o foco principal vira a nacionalidade de Cristov o Colombo, entre ambos os assuntos, a vida pessoal do professor e historiador Fica interessante no fim.

    27. Jorge

      Livro bastante interessante, no qual o autor acaba por expor a sua opini o pessoal sobre o tema o primeiro livro da saga, ganha bastante pela novidade no que ao autor diz respeito O livro perde bastante no que ao seu final diz respeito Deu a sensa o de ser um final inventado pressa, com alguma mistura de fantasia desnecess ria.

    28. Jean-Michel Desire

      This is another of Professor Tomas Noronha s adventures The author yet again demonstrated with incredible simplicity how history has us fooled In fact, the facts presented are so detailed that in a few places, the reading gets a little heavy But overall, it is an eye opener as to how we can be misled to some beliefs.

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