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The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom

The Time Keeper (original 2012; edition 2012)

by Mitch Albom

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Title:The Time Keeper
Authors:Mitch Albom
Info:Hyperion (2012), Edition: BOOK CLUB, Hardcover, 240 pages
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The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom (2012)



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It is common for me to feel attached to a book after I've finished it. It is also rather common for a book to make me cry. It is a bit common for a book to make me rethink my choices and path of life, but it is very rare for a book to affect me so much that I change my thought process completely.

I relate to Sarah Lemon. I think quite a few of us would be able to. Perhaps some would relate to VIctor instead. I'm not sure if Victor's story affected you as much as Sarah's story did to me, but either way, it is a lesson to learn.

As is common with Mitch Albom's books, I was left in tears towards the end. I won't go so much into detail here, but I will explain in my blog later.

The bottom line is, if you're not already a fan of Mitch Albom, I suggest you pick up one of his books. Now. Mitch is a brilliant storyteller and his books always has some brilliant lesson layered in it. His books also have the ability to touch your heart in a special way.

So 5 stars for this. Definitely a brilliant read! ( )
  KrystleLow | Oct 27, 2016 |
This isn't my favorite Mitch Albom book, but it's still good. ( )
  JennysBookBag.com | Sep 28, 2016 |
No one can narrate the story as mitch did. His books are one of my priceless possessions. And every new book is in my must read list.
I suggest readers to must read this book, it is not just a story it is something you don't want to miss.
we always wanted to ditch time and live in a illusion that we have indefinite time and running behind those useless things which we know don't really mattered to us. In the race of winning the world we fooled ourselves and didn't pay attention to the moment we live in, how precious that is that all we have.
Live in the moment and let everything else on faith. ( )
  guncha | Sep 12, 2016 |
Powerful, short read at 200 pages. An adult fable abt Father Time. Humans and their need to count time have altered so much. This book was a fast read and intense at times. BUT through it all ,it made you think abt time and how it is spent and watched. I have not looked at a clock without thinking of the lessons learned in this story. We need to be "in the moment". ( )
  LauGal | Aug 16, 2016 |
Review: The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom.

Mitch Albon is a great poetic storyteller. The book was great, creative and captivated me within a few pages. The main character’s name is Dor or “Father Time“. Dor comes from deep in the past. The author’s message is clear from the beginning. It’s to value time and appreciate the time we have on earth. As they say, “Time Fly’s”. Father Time is the master who invented time in this amazing story.

Dor has been around for thousands of years and he challenges God when his wife dies. So, God sends Dor away to a cave alone to sit out his time listening to many voices surrounding him that come up from below pleading and demanding more time. Many years pass and Dor spiritual strength can’t take anymore. God agrees to release him if he can help two people, a teenage girl named Sarah and an elderly man named Victor to accept the true meaning of time. Dor takes his magical hourglass and travels through time into today’s society.

Dor manages to entwine himself into the lives of Sarah and Victor. Dor’s mission is to help them understand that time is a precious gift, one not to be misused, wasted, or exploited. Victor, an elderly man and Sarah, a teenage girl come from opposite ends of the spectrum. Victor is wanting more time and Sarah is wanting less time. Sarah was in love but she has just been humiliated by the boy of her dreams. She wants to end her life because she sees no future for her in this world. Victor is an elderly billionaire with terminal cancer with not many days left. He desperately tries to cheat time by having his body bio-chemically frozen before his heart stops. Others have done this procedure after death but not when they are still alive. He feels he has more of a chance coming back in the future doing it his way.

Has Dor the strength and “Time” to put a stop to Sarah’s wish and Victor’s experiment?
As “Father Time” works his magic throughout the story it’s loud and clear what message this book is sending out to its readers…. ( )
  Juan-banjo | Aug 11, 2016 |
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Mitch Albom is an author of internationally bestselling books, including Tuesdays with Morrie, which topped the New York Times bestseller list in 2010. So he knew what he was doing when he sat down to write another novel about spirituality in a modern setting. In The Time Keeper, he sticks to his tried and tested literary recipe, which follows an elderly man on an existential journey to a grand realisation. This novel earns its place on the bookshelf for its compelling and original storyline; the man who first tried to measure time is punished by living an eternity. However, Albom fails to probe the full depths of this idea and is unable to write with enough style to carry it through into more than a clichéd censure on modern times.
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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, he is granted his freedom, but returning to our world is not the way he rememberd it.
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The sands of time drift/
Measuring moments alone/
But love must trump time

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After being punished for trying to measure God's greatest gift, Father Time returns to Earth along with a magical hourglass and a mission: a chance to redeem himself by teaching two earthly people the true meaning of time.

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