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The Rule of Four by Ian Caldwell
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really liked it

You can compare it to the Da Vinci Code, in that it has the same sort of genre. The difference is that The Rule of Four has more character development, and less thriller action. To me, the book seemed similar in pretense, but was smarter in the content. It had a scholarly feel, and not just a governmental action feel.

Beautiful analogies and allegories are utilized by the two writers to convey the character’s thoughts and musings. These were a pleasure to read and effectively added to the emotional rapport that the book built with me as a it’s reader.

Still, there are no high-speed chase scenes, no pentacles crafted from human blood, and no secret meetings held in the Louvre’s restrooms. This is not to say however that the book moved painfully slowly. Buildings did explode, and lives were lost, but most importantly, the excitement that the characters experienced when solving the next great riddle was translated and delivered right to the reader with utmost skill.
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Started Reading
September 1, 2006 – Finished Reading
July 5, 2007 – Shelved

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