Jerome Corsi, a #1 New York Times bestselling author, was kind enough to send me an advance copy of his latest book, The Shroud Codex. Simon and Shuster, the publisher, sent me a copy, as well. Would I write a review? Would I recommend the book to others? Well, that depends. I must read the book first and then think about it. So . . .
Buy it now. Read it now. You have options: You can buy the hardcover version of the book in a bookstore or order it from an online retailer like Amazon, Barnes & Noble or Borders. If you have a Kindle, iPhone or iPad, you can buy the Kindle version of the book at Amazon and be reading it in three minutes. If you prefer, you can buy a different digital version directly from the Simon and Shuster website. If you are like me and like to listen to books while walking the dog in the park, you can buy an audio book version at audible.com or other dealers.
The Shroud Codex is a novel, but a novel you can learn from. Just as you can learn a great deal of history from well-written historical novels, you can learn a great deal about the Shroud of Turin from The Shroud Codex. If you know everything there is to know about the Shroud, it is still a wonderfully gripping, enjoyable novel. Read it for fun. You will be glad you did.
After writing a review I went to the web to read other reviews. There are not many yet since the book was just released yesterday. But what I found was completely positive. One review said what I had to say so much better than I could do so that I decided to quote from it and throw away what I wrote. Jean Heimann in Catholic Fire wrote:
The Shroud Codex is a compelling and intriguing mystery, which mesmerizes the reader from the very first page. It is a book that is hard to put down, as the reader is driven to learn the truth about the Shroud of Turin and the impact that it has on the lives of the characters.
What seems most interesting and unique to me about The Shroud Codex is the fact that it contains a variety of genres, thus, making it appealing to a wide audience. It could be included in all of the following categories: religion and spirituality, history, science, science fiction, the paranormal, and mystery. Because of this, I believe that it will attract believers as well as non—believers alike who want to learn more about this ancient, fragile, bloodstained cloth, that many believe to be the actual burial cloth of Jesus Christ.
Will Corsi once again make it to the top of the New York Times Bestseller List? He should.