The Time Keeper

The Time Keeper

Book - 2012
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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.
Publisher: New York : Hyperion, c2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781401322786
1401322786
Branch Call Number: FICTION ALBOM 2012
Characteristics: 224 p. ; 20 cm

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InsJavert
Jun 22, 2017

It has been a long time since I finished a book in one day. Though this is a short novel, I was immediately drawn into the plot and theme, which I found quite fascinating.

My son had previously read it and given a good rating. His and my tastes are similar and we will read the likes of the other. From previous posts, we are hard core Walt Longmire fanatics and discuss with delight each book as it comes out. As I indicated, he had given this book a good rating and so I thought I would read it too.

I cannot and frankly will not get into the story. Read the Goodreads synopsis to know the premise of the book. For, if I were to say anything about the story plot or anything else, I simply will do a horrible injustice by spoiling it for you, if you were to decide to read it.

This I will say. This book is easy to read, endearing, and well written. This is no amateur author, and his seasoning and experience come through so well. The characters are well developed. Developed around a story plot that makes you think from the beginning to the very end. It will not blow or warp you mind, but the story will definitely leave an impression on you. The plot, accentuated by the characters, all blend together in one of the stories that enchants you from the first page to the last, thus the reason I read it a day.

Since the title as well as the synopsis will fill you in of the premise of the story, I can divulge this; you will come away with a deeper appreciation for life, not so much time, maybe in a perspective of not letting it over take you, but to live in it.

Can not recommend this book enough.

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Ricegirl1959
Jun 03, 2017

It has been many years since I read a work of fiction. Then, while at the Library I read the book, "Tuesdays with Morrie," by Mitch Albom. "Tuesdays," of course is not a work of fiction, but a very moving work of non-fiction and I was curious and wanted to read other works by Mr. Albom.

I found and read a summary of "The Time Keeper." As a child, I enjoyed stories of time travel and thought perhaps that was the subject of this work. I thought I would take a chance. As soon as read the first couple of lines, Mr. Albom had my full attention. I was HOOKED. I have never had an author grab my attention as quickly as Mr. Albom. I found his characters to be real.

I will definitely be reading more of Mr. Albom's work and I look forward to what adventures they will bring.

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cherstaite
Apr 19, 2017

There was a lot of nice prose, especially towards the end, but it was a bit of a yawn actually.

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erfar
Jan 26, 2016

Not a very well crafted book, with a very thin plot

janinehenson Nov 01, 2015

I loved this book! The ending is one of the most emotional things I have ever read, and hugely impacted my life. Thought-provoking. Life changing. Hugely emotional.

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wyenotgo
Aug 03, 2015

I've loved all of Mitch Albom's books thus far, although in this one I feel that he has overreached himself a bit. All his books are contrived and fanciful to some extent, so one knows what to expect from him. But here, he conjures up a Father Time figure of mythical proportions. Telling such a story made it necessary to indulge in what I can only describe as literary special effects and I think they tend to get in the way. The result is nowhere near as moving and humanistic as say "The Five People You Meet in Heaven" or "Tuesdays with Morrie".
So much for my quibbles. Albom succeeds largely because he fearlessly tackles troublesome topics that are meaningful to everyone and he gets right to the heart of his story quickly. The majority of writers today could learn a lot about brevity and directness from Mitch Albom.

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readsalot80
Feb 27, 2015

This is an interesting look at time and why having only a finite amount of time on earth is so important.

beareader2 Feb 17, 2015

Interesting read with the use of an hourglass to reverse the direction of time. The book makes me think that while I cannot go back and change things that have already happened, I can think about how I can better my life (and possibly the lives of others) in the future.

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emilyhann
Feb 01, 2015

Complete garbage. The characters were all one-sided, stereotypes with zero depth. You will enjoy this if you're a dunce.

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Doodflame
Feb 01, 2015

The Best job Mr.Albom Has done a must read with a good morning cup o Joe.

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Doodflame
Feb 01, 2015

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readsalot80
Feb 07, 2015

This is the story about Father Time. He was human once and wanted to learn more about the earth so devised ways to tell the passage of time. As punishment, he is put in a cave where he doesn't age and must listen to people's request about time. After thousands of years, its time to help two people learn the importance of time and why having limited time is so important. Short book, but with good insight on the meaning of time.

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