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Thursday
Feb022017

Gutenberg’s Apprentice by Alix Christie

Title:  Gutenberg’s Apprentice

Author: Alix Christie

Review: This deeply-researched historical novel details how the art of printing and more importantly, the printing of the Gutenberg Bible was attained.  Though the three protagonists were not saints, and often times at each other’s throats, saw the project through to completion. Peter Schoeffer, a successful scribe is brought back home by his foster father to work as an apprentice to Gutenberg while Johann Fust provided the finances and Johann Gutenberg took care of the printing.  The journey of Schoeffer, Gutenberg, and Fust do see the project through in spite of their own infighting as well as the frightful force of the Catholic Church to end this un-Godly new invention of the printing press.

 

Review by:  John