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
From the inspirational author of Tuesdays with Morrie comes the compelling tale of the man who became Father Time.See all Product Description
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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 ›
'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 ›
It centres around Father Time, a man doomed to live forever listening to the voices of people wishing they had a longer life with more time for themselves. He is given the task of coming to earth to help two people, one an elderly gentleman Victor who is terminally ill and wishes to live forever, the other Sarah, a teenager who wishes to end her life. If successful Father Time will be granted the freedom and happiness he has yearned for.
An easy read with as is usual with this author a strong meaning running through the book pertaining to life. For me I just found the story lacking, not my favourite.
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I chose this rating because I like the way the book flows from one page to another. I would recommend it to anyone who wants a light read.Published 26 days ago by Thomas Hurley
Love Mitch Albom - storytell genius, always with a moral gently thrown inPublished 1 month ago by E Keating
Well written as expected but it didn't impact me like Have a little Faith - which was amazing, or First phone call from Heaven which was more interesting than this book. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Patruth
Good book would recommend, love the way the story is told and two different people connecting together somehow !Published 1 month ago by Shira
I came across this one in the library where I work. The description on the back sounded interesting but it didn't prepare me for the actual story. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Not to my taste .I loved his first two books but not this onePublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer