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The Rule of Four by Ian Caldwell and Dustin Thomason

More often than not, you know you've got a good book in your hands when, after going through the first few paragraphs, it's got you hooked.  Well, that's exactly what happened to me when I started to read Ian Caldwell and Dustin Thomason's The Rule of Four.

The Rule of Four by Ian Caldwell and Dustin Thomason

Mainly set within the confines of Princeton University, The Rule of Four is a fast paced story about Tom Sullivan and his friend, Paul's fascination over a Renaissance book titled the Hypnerotomachia Poliphili, a text that has baffled scholars for years.

The book, in all its mystery, draws its reader into its hidden depths. Nothing is quite as it seems.  So when people near Tom and Paul are being killed one by one, it leaves them both wondering if there is more to the chapters than meets the eye (read the full summary here at

If you loved The Da Vinci Code, then you'll definitely be as equally fascinated by this.  Chock-full of historical facts and legends, The Rule of Four is a page turner that will keep you guessing at every turn.  A little elitist in nature with an ending that, although you've already had a feeling would turn out as such, stays true to the mystery surrounding the Hypnerotomachia Poliphili.  Makes for one good read.  J

The strong take from the weak, 
but the smart take from the strong.
 - Pete Carril -


  1. I fell in love with this book back in 2004. I ought to reread it. Thanks for reminding me. :)

  2. Wow, ang sipag mo to read! And much more to review :)

    I read this book back when I was in law school years ago. I thought this was quite "heavier" than The Da Vinci Code but interesting pa rin. Right now, I'm reading The Brotherhood of the Holy Shroud, which is in the same genre as these books. Ok rin siya :)

    1. I'm actually trying to finish every book I bought here before our trip home to RP in December. So dapat medyo bilisan ang pagbabasa. Heheheh!

      Haven't heard of The Brotherhood of the Holy Shroud. Will search for it. Thanks! =)


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