Tuesday, November 12, 2013

The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom (Review)


In this fable, the first man on earth to count the hours becomes Father Time. The inventor of the world's first clock is punished for trying to measure God's greatest gift. He is banished to a cave for centuries and forced to listen to the voices of all who come after him seeking more days, more years. Eventually, with his soul nearly broken, Father Time is granted his freedom, along with a magical hourglass and a mission: a chance to redeem himself by teaching two earthly people the true meaning of time.

He returns to our world--now dominated by the hour-counting he so innocently began--and commences a journey with two unlikely partners: one a teenage girl who is about to give up on life, the other a wealthy old businessman who wants to live forever. To save himself, he must save them both. And stop the world to do so.

I GIVE THIS BOOK: 3 stars

MY THOUGHTS:
I listened to the audio version of this book and thought the narrator did a fantastic job - I loved all the different voices!

The start of this book was great, Dor's story drew me in immediately! I was fascinated with his fascination with measuring time.

Sarah's story was sad to me. I felt so terrible for her, kids can be so mean. Ethan was such a jerk and I hated that Sarah couldn't see that.

Victor's story instead of making me feel bad for him actually made me a little irritated with him. Here he has a wife who loves him and instead of spending what time he has left with her, he wastes it on trying to find a way to preserve himself so he can live forever.

It was a quick read, but there just wasn't much to it and the ending didn't really make complete sense to me. Overall it was good and if you're in the mood for a quick read that makes you think a bit this would be for you.

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BOOK DETAILS:
  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Hyperion; 1st edition (September 4, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1401322786
  • ISBN-13: 978-1401322786
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.9 x 7.6 inches
  • Available to purchase at Amazon | B&N | CBD



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