Tuesday 18 September 2012

Review ~The Time keeper by Mitch Albom

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The Time Keeper
Published September 4th 2012 by Hyperion

From Goodreads

From the author who's inspired millions worldwide with books like "Tuesdays with Morrie" and "The Five People You Meet in Heaven" comes his most imaginative novel yet, "The Time Keeper"--a compelling fable about the first man on earth to count the hours. The man who became Father Time.

My thoughts:

The Time Keeper is a short but profound story which looks at the beginning of time, and juxtaposes it alongside two modern day protagonists, Sarah who is suicidal and has too much time, and Victor who is terminally ill and wants more time. Reminiscent of the mysticism of Paul Coelho, The Time Keeper is a fascinating look at how we are all bounded by time constraints, and yet we never appear satisfied, and are always searching for more ways to expand the time we have.

Mitch Albom has managed to create a fascinating story which neither over emphasises, nor trivialises the point he wants to make. His fine attention to detail captures the very essence of time, and his lasting legacy reminds us that we should make the most of this most precious gift, before it is too late.

Easy and quickly read over the space of a few hours, this story continues to creep into my thoughts days after finishing the story.

My thanks to NetGalley and Hyperion for an ecopy to read and review. 

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