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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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Profound as fuck! ( )
  Adarsh_Nargundkar | Jun 12, 2016 |
Mitch Albom's The Time Keeper is an AMAZING book. For me, personally, it was a catalyst for change.

I started reading The Time Keeper, early, Wednesday evening. I was going to be traveling the following day and knew I'd have some time to kill before a meeting; so, because the book is short, I thought it would work well with my schedule.

I woke, several times, Wednesday night and read "just one more chapter"; by morning, I'd finished the book.

En route to my meeting, I continued to ponder what I'd read . . before the meeting began, I'd read the book a second time.

The premise . . so simple . . so insightful .. so powerful: "And, because of this, man alone suffers the paralyzing fear that no other creature endures."

HIGHLY recommended. ( )
  idajo | May 8, 2016 |
Excellent story telling. Very easy to read, with a parity of text that some other authors should really take note of. You don't have to write reams to get your message across. Easy writing made is so easy to comprehend and understand some quite difficult concepts ( )
  libgirl69 | May 3, 2016 |
I'm a fan of Albom's books, and this one didn't disappoint me one bit. It was such a joy to read it! ( )
  pathogenik | Feb 18, 2016 |
The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom


If you’ve ever read a Mitch Albom novel, this book follows the same idea as all the rest - a short, precise novel that serves to teach us all a valuable lesson and inspire us. If this is a good or bad thing depends on your perception. I personally love this format and it’s what has always drawn me to his books. When I need a book to inspire me, Albom is one of the first authors I think of.

In this book the ultimate lesson is to enjoy the time you have and to make each moment count. Yes, I liked this book. But it definitely wasn’t my favorite of his. While it was short and to the point, like his novels often are, I felt like it was missing something. I wanted more. I didn’t feel as much of a connection to the characters as I would have liked. I wanted to hear more and get a better understanding of it all. But it was a heart-warming book about love, loss, and time. I enjoyed it and it was quick read that served its purpose of inspiring me. And trust me; I could use all the inspiration I can find.
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  UberButter | Feb 9, 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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This book, about time, is dedicated to Janine,
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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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