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«Il libro più misterioso del mondo»: questa è la definizione del manoscritto Voynich, scoperto nel 1912 da un collezionista nella biblioteca del collegio gesuita di Villa Mondragone. Soltanto 232 pagine ornate da disegni di piante sconosciute, da bizzarre figure femminili e da complessi simboli astronomici, ma soprattutto scritte in una lingua indecifrabile. Nel tempo, le ...more
Hardcover, 440 pages
Published September 25th 2008 by Nord (first published August 28th 2008)
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Elena
Objectively, this book is a 2 star. I mean, the writer doesn't even know the names of the main characters, if you read it you'll notice that he keeps messing up!!!!!!!!!!!!
But it made me aware of this XVIth century Voynich manuscript, which does exist for real, and is absolutely beautiful.
And again, the story was good and light entertainment, it showed a lot of creativity (a lot!!!!), it went fast, and this is what I look for in a no brainer.
Iain  Edward Henn
At the core of this novel is the 16th Century artefact known as The Voynich Manuscript - it really exists, its illustrations are real, and the fact it's written in a language that experts have never been able to identify or translate - is a matter of historical record.

Like Cordy's previous novels (I'm a fan and have read all of them), The Source combines adventure and action with Cordy's constant themes of science vs. religion, and Man's quest to understand the past and the mystery of our existe
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Graeme Stokes
A superb clever read that moves with pace toward an unknown climax... what more could one ask for in an adventure novel. Having read others reviews i believe some may become too technical in there's. Which reminds me of the story Billy Connolly told of his visit to "McDonald's" you know the family restaurant chain with his family and wife (i can't remember her name ... oh that's right Pamela) Sitting down next to the gentleman discussing the "Viscosity" of the thick shake through the straw... Re ...more
Scotchneat
I like that this book builds on a piece of esoterica but you definitely need some willing suspension of disbelief.

Ross Kelly is a geologist trying to do oil finding in a green way and quits his job on principle. His wife Lauren deciphers a cool manuscript and then all hell breaks loose.

It's got a sinister Vatican official, so you know I like that. A mysterious and knowing nun, and then they all tramp off to the rain forest to find a source for healing and possibly immortality. The new Eden?

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Taksya
Non travolgente quanto i libri di James Rollins (al momento per me ancora al top), ma divertente e velocissimo da leggere. Le basi su cui si basa si possono tranquillamente studiare in rete e la parte più di fantasia non è così campata in aria come sembra. Adesso mi tocca recuperare anche i libri precedenti.
Hayley
Wonderful adventure story which keeps you hooked until the end. The search for a mythical artefact, with a lot of action, drama, chock-full of conspiracy theories and a religious twist.
Michael Cordy again proves he is up there with the best in adventure/action novels.
Moshanthi


Thrilling book from start to finish. Liked the flow of excitement without been a drag. Author Michael is right, in this day and age religious institutions will do anything to sell religion. Must read Michael's other books too.
Kerry-anne O'neill
Great book based on a real manuscript, this isn't the usual sort of thing I read but when I ran out of books on holiday I picked up hubby's read and discovered this imaginative story. Well worth anyone's time.
Preethi
An amazing book, an amazing journey . Just sweeps you off your feet into the Amazon ! Michael Cordy's writing makes you live through the character and feel the adventure. A must read !
Raju
It is different from other books of Cordy(though similar to Amazonia by James Rollins). Found it really captivating.
Mel Russell
Boring and difficult to read. Lost interest about half way through and skim-read the remaining half.
Bt
Pretty good action combined with some science and mystery.
Definitely better than Dan Brown.
H. Gibson
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Winnie
Another totally riveting read - real edge of the seat and eminently enjoyable.
Fiona
Pretty Good - fairly raced through it...

Clever and very readable
Giuseppe
I soon abandoned the reading. Too much stereotypes in so few pages.
Mie and Gareth
Boy's own stuff full of fluff and nonsence. Good fun.
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MIchael Cordy's first novel, The Miracle Strain, about the search for the DNA of Christ, was published in over twenty five languages and forty countries. It reached the top five in the Sunday Times Bestseller List and became a bestseller around the world.

Disney bought the film rights for $1.6 million.

Another five novels followed: Crime Zero, Lucifer, True, The Source and the latest THE COLOUR OF
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