- Paperback: 256 pages
- Publisher: Sphere (12 Sept. 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0751541176
- ISBN-13: 978-0751541175
- Product Dimensions: 12.6 x 1.8 x 19.8 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (199 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 24,442 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Time Keeper Paperback – 12 Sep 2013
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An enthralling fantasy ... A story that makes the reader consider the real value of their lives (The Lady)
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This story starts 6 millennia ago when a man first discovers how to record time and is banished and turned into Father Time.
Only in the 20th century is he released to make amends - ad he has two people to meet up with and work through their problems. A fictional fable about how we think of everything in relation to Time.
I have been quite a fan of Mitch Albom, enjoying his two other books, 'The Five People You Meet in Heaven' and 'Tuesdays with Morrie'.
I quite enjoy time travel stories so when say this book was newly released on Amazon I decided to give it a try.
Like all other of Mitch's books it is written in an easy to read style. The chapters are very short and there are quite a few pages with just a few lines of writing on, so although the book is classed as
256 pages the actual story only takes up 136 of them and being short chapters as well you can read it really quickly. You could easily finish it in a day.
I am not quite sure what I think of this book and it was not until you actually got to the end of the story that you had any idea how things would work out.
The main character is Dor, who is clever and figures out how to record time with sticks and shadows. For bringing the awareness of time to the human race he is banished - but then comes back to save two individuals.
I am sorry to say this book did not grip me quite as the other Mitch Albom books did.Read more ›
While some religious aspects are addressed the dominant aspect of the book can be summed up with the following points: (1) Time is the virtual controller of our daily lives because we allow it to be. (2) Each of us, individually, determines the value of the time allotted to us. (3) Don’t count the moments left in your life – just live them to the fullest. (4) You can’t bargain with God, or with Father Time, to give you more. He limits our days to ensure that we realize that each day is precious.
While not Albom's best, this is a relatively quick read, so if it turns out that this is not your “cuppa” – you haven’t wasted to much of that precious commodity called TIME! 2 1/2 STARS
'The Time Keeper' starts at the dawn of man's history with Dor and his friends Nim and Alli. As they grow older Nim seeks power and tries to control the people, Dor on the other hand seems perfectly content to build a life with Alli. Until he gets consumed by tracking time. He is the first human to make devices to count time, and as he predicts when the sun and moon come and go he even starts on the first calendar.
But as Alli falls ill, Dor wants to not only count time, but also control it. Desperate to gain more time with his wife Dor runs up a tower, which Nim's slaves built all the way to heaven, in the hopes that the gods can help save Alli. Instead he ends up in a cave as Father Time and as thousands of years pass he hears the people's voices pleading for more or less time, never happy with the speed at which time passes for them.
Sarah Lemon is a high school student, smarter than most of her peers and an outcast. But when a popular guy in her school suddenly pays attention to her she keeps wishing for time to go quicker so she can see him again.
Victor Delamonte is the fourteenth richest man in the world and while he's in his mid-eighties he's still working as the head of his company. Suffering from cancer his time is quickly running out and using the wealth at his disposal Victor is seeking a way to stop time and extend his life.Read more ›
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Didn't think this book would be my sort of thing at all but there are some excellent moral messages in the book which everyone would benefit from reading. Read morePublished 26 days ago by heather444
A mix of important messages that all of us should pause to listen regularly - about the value of time, and to be more precisely, about the value of every moment we get to live. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Joanna Berlinska
brought as a present. she loves it. highly recommended. came all at once with bunch of books I brought. came really fast! no problems.Published 1 month ago by Miss Troke
Arrived on time and in good condition. Brilliant read, really enjoyed it, thank youPublished 1 month ago by mrs z. felix