The Rule of Four is a book about an ancient text, the Hypnerotomachia Poliphili. Tom, the narrator of the book is the son of a University Professor who dedicated his life to solving the mystery surrounding the text. I approached this book with a great deal of enthusiasm given its track record as a best seller; however, I was somewhat disappointed. By the time I read this one, I had already been through all of Dan Brown's novels. I guess I'd had my fill of secret societies, ancient texts and conspiracy theories??? This book has a very good reputation. Unfortunately, by expectations were probably inappropriately high, given what I'd read about the book beforehand.
A good story that's very intriguing, but it just didn't have the fire and pace that other recent works within the genre possess. As a result, I found it to be a bit dull. Worth trying on a rainy day.