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One little Globe. One whole World.
When your world vanishes and you're somewhere else.
And the one you love is lost.
Finding the way home takes on a new meaning. (3 x illustrations within.)

Note: All Lawrence's books are available as Kindle, ePUB & PDF at lawrencemn.com/collections.
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Kindle Edition, 51 pages
Published July 26th 2018
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Peter
Oct 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
Cryptic
The White Globe is a strange book brought to you from the highly dexterous mind of Lawrence Nysschens. Within this cryptic story, we deal with reality, and an abstract imagined existence, wondering if what exists within the White Globe is a dream, hallucinations, a supernatural parallel dimension OR is it the other way round?

The story starts with a couple, Jollard and Alice, dealing with Jollard facing a problem in his mental and physical deterioration. He tries to explain it as being ca
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Michelle
Sep 04, 2018 rated it liked it
Interesting

Very short and fast read. I'm not sure if it was just me, but the way it was written kind of threw me off. The story itself reminded me of something from the Twilight Zone, so it definitely kept my interest. I think the writing style itself is just not something I like, had this been written a bit differently, I think I would be able to enjoy it a lot more. It also left me wanting to know more, but not in a bad way. Like I said, it reminds me of Twilight Zone, how the episodes would j
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Kasey Bennett
Aug 24, 2018 rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: lovers of surreal sci-fi/slipstream
Shelves: wtf, novella
Eh, what?

I don't think I really "got" this story.

It takes place in a world similar to ours but is also very different—which is fine. I like weird/out-there sci-fi stories and alternate realities, but this is some next level stuff. Things that are taken for granted in this world are thrown at the reader as if they should already know it—one example being the "Sickness"/the "Sick." A lot is implied in these references, but very little is explained.

However, some things eventually get explained (ki
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Valerie (Cats Luv Coffee)
Aug 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
"The train rushes by stars and star-clusters too vast to count. As each flit by, parts of myself dissolve as though I leave a life and its memories behind."

The White Globe isn’t a story you read; it’s one you experience. Ethereal and mysterious, it explores the worlds within us. What begins as a pleading accounting of an experience turns into an incredible tale. The White Globe asks you to suspend disbelief while you immerse yourself. Abstract and often indistinct, it yet presents a shocking jux
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Perry Martin
Sep 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is my favorite work by this author, so far. It's an extremely well-written tale that is at once intriguing and mysterious. I found the quite unique premise fascinating. I can't say too much more without giving away elements of the plot which unfolds as a psychological mystery at first, then eventually evolves into a tale with an interesting twist on the spiritual nature of life in this and other universes. If you are prepared to broaden your mental (and spiritual) horizons, then this is def ...more
Karen
Sep 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book has good storyline that is intriguing. The character is engaging and well developed. I did like reading this book.
Kaylie
Sep 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: giveaways
Worth the read for sure

Very discriptive and pretty crazy, I was pretty confused on what was happening (in a good way though). I definitely will read it again.
Mindy
Sep 11, 2018 rated it liked it
Definitely different, hope I never see a white globe hanging from a lone lamp post.
Dora  (Swift Coffee Book Blog)
Full review: http://swiftcoffee.blog/2018/11/03/th...

Let's be honest: I'm not sure this book was for me. I can't exactly put my finger on what caused it not to work on me, but somehow while I saw and objectively could appreciate the idea and thoughts the book was dealing with, I didn't feel very much invested. I saw the different ways this story could be interpreted and I understood this could be a very interesting philosophical experience, but I felt confused most of the time. There are several
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Amy Shannon
Nov 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
By far my favorite

Each book I've read by Nysschens seems to get better, but I think out of the ones I've read so far, this one is my favorite. Nysschens definitely shows a great story, with great depths of characters. I like the element premises he uses for his writing, and this one was a remarkable journey that brings the reader into a thrilling adventure. It is not just about reading the story, it's about being a part of it, and it becomes almost a spiritual journey. I will definitely continue
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Lexxi
Mar 02, 2019 rated it it was ok
I'm another person who didn't "get" it. I spent more time trying to understand the universe that I was in. The author would mention the Sickness or the Sick but then that was it. It was never explained. And then I thought that we were in a post-apocalypse version of our world, but it didn't quite match, and I found all that so distracting.

I also was confused by the wife. She was supportive... except she wasn't... and he was telling her the story for the first time 6 months after the globe took
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Theresa Wade
Sep 03, 2018 rated it it was ok
Interesting story. It has potential but needs some work in all areas.
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Lawrence Martin Nysschens writes so that the weather inside our heads and in our lives improves. It's everyday life stirred with Fantasy and mixed with touches of SF.

But mostly his works go to places no one expects. His stories reach out to expand the concepts of what human beings can do and achieve and venture into realms both striking and new.

And the weather changes all the way from quiet and ca
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