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The Rule of Four is another book which fits into the category or genre synonymous with that of The Da Vinci Code.
The major difference is that this book follows a completely different topic, one which is rather unrelated to any religious sects or views. This has left it controversy free and therefore without the same amount of publicity as other similar books such as the Da Vinci Code has received.
The story revolves around a group of university boys and their attempt to unravel a mysterious book from 15th century Italy.
Because of the comparison made to the Da Vince Code on the book's cover we are forever waiting for a plot which yet again implicates a religious conspiracy, however not only does it never come, but I also think my immense satisfaction in the book was mainly based on the many references to life at Princeton.
This book is a definite must for anyone who has enjoyed and continues to enjoy this new mystery/conspiracy linked to classical myths genre of books.
Paperback. Pub Date: November 2007 Pages: 464 Publisher: Audiobooks The Hypnerotomachia ... more
Poliphili. is one of the most complex books ever written. Coded in seven languages. IT is at least a passionate love story. AN A touch of mathematical labyrinth and A tale of Renaissance tragedy that has baffled scholars since it was first published in 1499. Five hundred years later. Princeton student Tom Sullivan is haunted by the violent death of his father. an academic who devoted his life to unlocking the book's secret. With his roommate Paul. Tom discovers a long-lost diary that holds the key to the puzzle. But when only hours later a fellow researcher is murdered. the two friends find themselves in great danger. working desperately to eak the book's code and uncover a Renaissance tale of passion and blood. a hidden crypt and a secret worth dying to protect-(20041109)