Rule of Four

Well, I managed to plough through 300+ pages of the Rule of Four in the last 24 hours and it was well worth it. The blurb sells it as another Da Vinci Code, which it is in the sense that the task of solving the secrets of the Hypnerotomachia Poliphili are what carry you through the book, but really it is a story of relationships and friendship; of the optimism of youth and the bitterness of old age; of academic obsession and failure.

This review pretty much mirrors my own thoughts, particularly the conclusion that it is worth wading through the first 150 pages or so of character-setting to get to the rewarding meat of the story. I very much recommend it.

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2 comments… Add yours
  • Son of Groucho 22nd March 2005

    Unprompted by me (or your blog), Wosog bought me "The Rule of Four" for my birthday on Monday. I'm looking forward to reading it. Currently reading "Saturday" by Ian McEwan, which is pretty good.

  • Shooting Parrots 22nd March 2005

    I hope you enjoy Four and please blog your opinion.


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