Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Codex 632

Some days ago I finished a book called "Codex 632". The action goes around a chase after the mysteries surrounding the identity of the historical character known as "Christopher Columbus".

This book is enlivening, mainly for being a historical fiction, based on real facts, reminding Dan Brown's novels, even if without the elaborated thread of "Angels & Demons" or "DaVinci Code".

Willing to investigate further on the topics mentioned in the book, I did a research on the web, starting with the name of the book, just to realize, without surprise, that there are no references to the book in other languages than Portuguese.

After all, this is normal, as the book was released aound two months ago, not being translated into any other language.

But I really wish (even if I’m not so confident about it) that the book can have the international recognition it deserves, being translated into different languages, enabling readers all over to have the pleasure and thrill of reading it and getting into one of the most astonishing endings I’ve ever red!

It’s just a matter of believing that it can go beyond the frontiers of a humble crest, to reveal the ingenious dimension of the historical deeds behind it.

Not that it makes a lot of difference but, as it is referred in the novel, history is being recreated each day. Shall this one be too…

PS: The only setback is that I’ll have to stop making jokes to my Spanish friends on the fact that their biggest hero was the protagonist of the biggest mistake in history…

…, or maybe not!!!

11 Comments:

Anonymous jorge said...

well I thing that he was portuguese but he was serving the spanish king

9:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good book - certanily a shame if it's not translated.

It has quality writing and quality investigation and quality fiction on it.

8:37 PM  
Anonymous Daniel said...

yes its an admirable book

maybe the content may be a litle controversial but is surely is a better read than Dan Brown's fantasies and "cheap" controversies - although we know much is also historical.

Codex 632 has got good writing from my point of view: good plot, exquisitly verifiable facts are exposed, characters feelings and emotion well portrayied, very nice descriptions of environments and finally a nice intercalation between history, science, emotion, plot, adventure and philosophy that makes the book a must read and enhances the general culture of the reader in many areas:)

Unless the subjecto of it is too bold to be published in english ;)

All the best!

8:56 PM  
Anonymous Daniel said...

yes its an admirable book

maybe the content may be a litle controversial but is surely is a better read than Dan Brown's fantasies and "cheap" controversies - although we know much is also historical.

Codex 632 has got good writing from my point of view: good plot, exquisitly verifiable facts are exposed, characters feelings and emotion well portrayied, very nice descriptions of environments and finally a nice intercalation between history, science, emotion, plot, adventure and philosophy that makes the book a must read and enhances the general culture of the reader in many areas:)

Unless the subjecto of it is too bold to be published in english ;)

All the best!

8:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You need to read O Mistério Colombo Revelado which is atranslation of Unmasking Columbus.

It is full of proof about the lies of the Columbus history.

3:22 PM  
Anonymous Fifi said...

I'm sorry to hear "Codex 632" has still not been translated in another language... I think it's a shame and should be done quickly...

All the best!

11:35 PM  
Blogger Luis said...

Finally!

http://www.amazon.com/Codex-632-Identity-Christopher-Columbus/dp/0061173185

9:44 PM  
Anonymous Jo said...

Hi!
Well it seems that the book as been translated after all and is going to be a movie. So I red...
Anyways I finished reading it a couple of hours ago and was seaching the net to see if there were more news about the possible movie when i found this blog.
I agree with rest is a great book, very well written.No doubt that makes a lot more sense to me that Colombo or perhaps Colonna was portuguese. ;p

7:41 PM  
Blogger Alexandre Neves said...

Besides Codex 632 you have another book in english:

The Portuguese Columbus: Secret Agent of King John II

http://www.amazon.com/Portuguese-Columbus-Secret-Agent-King/dp/0312079486/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1201982416&sr=8-1

Columbus was a double agent "working" for the spanish kings at the same time he was leading them away from Africa and India, protecting the Portuguese Empire.

9:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just to let you guys know that the book was now release by an American Company, although from what I read some parts are not include in the English version, which in my point of view is a shame.

Anyway enjoy....

3:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

well without talk about the beaty of this book what do you think about portugal? (excuse my off-topic)

4:39 PM  

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