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One spring evening in 1861, a lump of river mud wakes up in an alchemist's basement. His name is John. His new master has peculiar habits. When the modern world comes to their village in the form of a rail line, John discovers this whole being alive business is more complicated than he'd thought....

Title : John of the Rhine
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ISBN : 24504809
Format Type : Kindle Edition
Number of Pages : 22 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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John of the Rhine Reviews

  • Marjolein
    2019-06-07 07:59

    2.5 Stars Read all my reviews on I'm not completely sure what I expected from this short story, but because there was so much going on in so few pages, everything felt too rushed and undetailed.John is made of a hump of clay. A sentient hump of clay, as he tries to keep his master happy he's also trying to explore the world.The beginning of the story reminded me a lot of the sperm whale and petunia scene from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy as John goes trough a process not unlike the sperm whale with all kinds of existential questions. I couldn't really decide whether it was meant as a youth book, but the story seemed a bit simple other wise. While entertaining, I didn't feel like it was something special.