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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: First, Hardcover, 240 pages
Collections:Fantasy, Fiction, Your library

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The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom (2012)




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The premise of the book is to instill in the reader the value of time. However, the story line was a bit corny for me and lacked the action and detail to keep me interested. I did finish, however, and the end was a bit anti-climatic. ( )
  berthacummins | Oct 17, 2014 |
After a slow start this book , though predictable, this book was thoroughly satisfying. ( )
  nvellis01 | Aug 11, 2014 |
After a slow start this book , though predictable, this book was thoroughly satisfying. ( )
  nvellis01 | Aug 11, 2014 |
Time -- the most valuable and highly transacted commodity. What it's worth depends on one's situation. Some what it to go by quicker -- to be done with it, some wish it would slow down, some wish for more hours in a day, etc. This is a story of the 'consequences' of what we do with time -- how we value it, or how we 'waste' it. Among others, this one poignant quote from the book: "When you are measuring time, you are not living it." ( )
  MomsterBookworm | Jul 14, 2014 |
What fascinating theories, and stellar sub-plots! I am loving this book!

  wickedshizuku | May 12, 2014 |
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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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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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