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A viral Book Codex the best work 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 foun

A viral Book Codex 632 the best work 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.. The best Kindle Codex 632 I know that a lot of more-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.The story concerns a modern professor asked to find out what a coworker was researching before he died. The professor has to figure out a lot of puzzles to get to the answer. He also has a wife and a Downs Syndrome child. He also is having an affair with a Swedish exchange student of his.Disjointed? Yes.The professor skips around the globe or goes to interesting landmarks in Lisbon, mostly for little or no reason – as if scanners, the internet and email don’t exist. The professor spends a lot of time explaining history and symbology and architecture and such to his mistress or his evil employer – and in essence, it’s a sloppy device to deliver exposition to us, the unfortunate readers.A Portuguese journalist wrote Codex 632, one who I don’t feel has a good grasp of how to tell an engaging fictional story. Obviously the history is well-researched, but I get the sense that historians have known for quite some time the “shocking” discoveries of the book.Also, I think the English translation is a little pedestrian, making for fairly simplistic and unnatural-sounding sentences. “Would you like some tea.” “Do you have any green tea?” “Yes, sir, we have green tea.” And then there’s the family tension versus the romantic interest; they’re sloppily tied to the main story in the most rudimentary fashion. What does Downs Syndrome have to do with Columbus? Nothing. But the author can use it as an excuse for the professor to covet his evil employer’s money. That’s it.Also, Jose Rodrigues dos Santos introduced 13 or 14 “official” men tied to the investigation but does very little to differentiate them as far as motive and need. They’re just the “bald one” or the “thin one” or whatever would give the protagonist a sounding board for more of his history lectures.The author also spends a lot of time simplistically describing mansions and rooms and tea sets to let us know that this professor has been thrust into an upscale environment. He should be doing this with character and interaction. Instead of sentences like “The house was a large bright white building with many windows, obviously inspired by 17th century Belgian castles,” he should write, “Thomas climbed the several wide steps, embarrassing himself by almost slipping on the slick marble just before he made it to the grand French doors. Morini was there, waiting and watching, looking imperious in his sharp cream-colored linen suit and dark plum silk shirt.” It’s as if the author eschewed the magical triumvirate of Plot, Character and Theme for the process of Fact, Fact and Fact. Dull. It’d make a feasible dissertation, but to me it’s a lousy, disengaging form of fiction.
Codex by Jos Rodrigues dos Santos Codex 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 Codex The Secret of Christopher Columbus A Novel Aug , Jos Rodrigues dos Santos is a professor at the New University of Lisbon and a journalist at RTP, the Portuguese public television station He is the author of the international bestseller Codex Born in Mozambique, he lives in Portugal Jos Rodrigues dos Santos naci Codex The Secret Identity of Christopher Based on real historic documents, Codex is a riveting quest to uncover the identity of Christopher Columbus From his very name, to his country of origin, his language, his upbringing, and even his Codex Jos Rodrigues dos Santos Paperback Aug , Who was the enigma the world knows as Christopher Columbus and why has his true identity been covered up for centuries When an aged scholar is found my Codex HarperCollins Codex We d love you to buy this book, and hope you find this page convenient in locating a place of purchase SELECT A BOOKSELLER DIRECT LINK TO BUY OTHER BOOKSELLERS The Codex Salina Public Library Who was the enigma the world knows as Christopher Columbus.d why has his true identity been covered up for centuries When an aged scholar is found mysteriously dead in his hotel room, O Codex Jos Rodrigues dos Santos Novels Codex , by the Portuguese journalist and novelist Jos Rodrigues dos Santos, focuses on the mystery surrounding the origins and life of Christopher Columbus As dos Santos tells it, we really don t know where or when the man we call Columbus Codex Le secret de Christophe Colomb French Edition May , Codex Le secret de Christophe Colomb French Edition Kindle edition by santos, Jose Rodrigues dos, Kopen, Cindy Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Codex Le secret de Christophe Colomb O Codex Jos Rodrigues dos Santos Novels Codex tells you there are two Columbus in History One is called Colombo and was a poor, ignorant, plebeian Genoese wool weaver.

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  • José Rodrigues dos Santos Alison Entrekin Post author

    Jos Rodrigues dos Santos is the bestselling novelist in Portugal He is the author of five essays and eight novels, including Portuguese blockbusters Codex 632, which sold 192 000 copies, The Einstein Enigma, 178 000 copies, The Seventh Seal, 190 000 copies, and The Wrath of God, 176 000 copies His overall sales are above one million books, astonishing figures considering Portugal s tiny market.Jos s fiction is published or is about to be published in 17 languages His novel The Wrath of God won the 2009 Porto Literary Club Award and his other novel Codex 632 was longlisted for the 2010 IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.His first novel, The Island of Darkness, is in the process of being adapted for cinema by one of Portugal s leading film directors, Leonel Vieira.Jos is also a journalist and a university lecturer He works for Portuguese public television, where he presents RTP s Evening News As a reporter he has covered wars around the globe, including Angola, East Timor, South Africa, the Israeli Palestinian conflict, Iraq, Bosnia, Serbia, Lebanon and Georgia He has been awarded three times by CNN for his reporting and twice by the Portuguese Press Club.Jos teaches journalism at Lisbon s New University and has a Ph D on war reporting.

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  • 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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.

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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 [...]

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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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