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The Gutenberg Rubric

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Just months before the famous Bible that bears his name was finished, Johannes Gutenberg was sued by his business partner for misappropriating funds for a private enterprise. When Gutenberg refused to share the secret project, the court awarded the entire Bible-printing operation to Johan Fust, leaving Gutenberg with nothing but his secret. Was it an alchemical formula? A ...more
Paperback, 252 pages
Published July 1st 2011 by Nwe Signatures LLC
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This is a great read! I really enjoyed it, and I would love to see this novel made into a movie. It is very well written, intertwining history, alchemy, and fiction in order to make a beautiful novel of mystery and intrigue. I was glued to the pages from the very beginning, and it is quite obvious that Everett has poured much love and care into this novel, diligently researching the history of ink, the printing press, and Gutenberg in order to create a roller coaster ride of a novel for his read ...more
Disclaimer: The author is a friend of mine, so I am not completely unbiased.

This would be a really cool book to turn into a movie. Action, global travel, secret societies, biblio-terrorism, historical mysteries, librarians... the whole thing is a lot of fun to read. Everything is well-researched, and the author was able to come up with a plot so realistic that at the end, I was left wondering where the fact ended and the fiction began. Gutenberg and the history of printing aren't commonly explor
I really enjoyed this book. I loved the way that the author combined a history of books and printing, alchemy and suspense into a very entertaining novel. I found the historical information fascinating and I really felt like I learned something from the book. The author has clearly done his research and I think that’s so important when you’re writing about a specific subject. It’s blatantly obvious when an author hasn’t researched thoroughly enough the subject they’re writing about but this wasn ...more
You can tell when a writer knows the subject matter that they are writing about and when they only have a limited knowledge of the subject. Mr. Everett has obviously done his homework on the subjects of the history of print and alchemy because he did a great job blending these two areas into a story that keeps the reader interested from the beginning. To me, the story is intriguing and believable. The characters are interesting and well written. Together, this made the book one that I had a hard ...more
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