I read The Silk Code more than a month ago -- and I haven't stopped thinking about it. Bits and pieces pop into my head just about every day. When I was reading it, I was frustrated at times. Lots of loose ends throughout the book, and only some of them are resolved at the end. But maybe that's like life itself. And the ideas in this book, like the possibility that lots of our carbon-14 dating may be distorted, and why ... they just keep coming at you, and stay in your mind. I can't remember the last time a novel stayed with me so long. Thanks to my wife, who bought The Silk Code for me for the holidays.