Gutenberg’s Apprentice

Title: Gutenberg’s Apprentice by Alix Christie

Category: Fiction, History

Review: This book is not on my list. One of the forums that I frequent wanted to do a book club and this book was the first book that we are to read. I didn’t know how I was going to take this book. From the moment I started this book I was enchanted. This book is basically about a young man who is a scribe. He is very proud of his chosen career. However, he is called back by his adopted father to his home where he is shown a leaflet that has been created by a printing press. His adopted father takes him to show him how it had been created and he meets Gutenberg, who has invented a printing press. He is forced to learn the art of the printing press, which at first he thinks is against God’s design. However, as the months and years go by, his opinion changes. There is a lot of disagreements between the adopted father who is financing Gutenberg and the project, which is printing the Holy Bible. It gets you interested from the beginning and that can be very hard when you have no clue what the book is about. I definitely recommend this book. You’ll love reading it.

Rating: *****

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