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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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Excellent story, engaging and interesting, with a good message. Time flies and time is precious. ( )
  deldevries | Jan 31, 2016 |
Listened on audio, nothing special. ( )
  KathyGilbert | Jan 29, 2016 |
Mitch Albom did not disappoint! This is a book I could read again! :) ( )
  JerseyGirl21 | Jan 24, 2016 |
The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom - very good

This is the third of Mitch Albom's books I've read in the last year - this one's a bookray so had to be read immediately and quickly. Not a problem!

Dor is the first man on earth to begin to count and to measure time. He notices the Sun's transit and the phases of the moon. He begins to measure them by inventing numbers and a sundial and patiently records what he learns. And so begins mankind's obsession with time. As his punishment, he is imprisoned in a cave, never to age or die until he is sent down to earth to save two people who no longer understand the true value life or the value of their time upon the earth.

I have to say that since I stopped wearing a watch and stopped working, my life is less ruled by the time and date. I know it's not a practical proposition, but we could all do with a little re-assessment of life's priorities and take some time to smell the flowers!

Not a complicated book, but sweet and though provoking in the same way as Paolo Cueolo's work.
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  Cassandra2020 | Jan 24, 2016 |
This book was effing terrible!!! He's written some great ones (Tuesdays With Morrie, 5 People You Meet in Heaven) and some okay ones, but this one was utter crap. ( )
  biggs1399 | Jan 19, 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,
who makes every minute of life worthwhile.
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A man sits alone in a cave
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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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