13. March 2012 · Comments Off · Categories: Fiction, Janet

The Rule of Four by Ian Caldwell & Dustin Thomason, 372 pages, read by Janet, on 03/01/2012

The Rule of FourThe hypnotic power of a 500 year old Renaissance diary carries from father to son and other Princeton students as they try to solve the hidden mysteries in it.  Due to the age of the volume and the unique way clues are given, the students must seek a lot of information from other sources to understand the secret message divulged by the Hypnerotomachia.  The reader is carried into campus activity, the life of maturing students, love and death, and many references to the knowledge of ancient philosophers.  I found it very educational as well as hard-to-put-down.

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