Saturday, January 4, 2014

The Timekeeper

One of my Christmas gifts to myself was a few new books. I just finished The Timekeeper by Mitch Albom. I have read almost every book he's ever written and as I stated in an earlier book review on this blog, each time I read one of his books, it seems to be so apropos to my life during that time. This book is no exception.

Mitch brings to live the fable of Father Time, the first man on earth to ever count time. He spins the story in a way to make it interesting but also he drives home a message about counting time and those people who want more time, and those who want less. There is a lesson to be learned here. It did not escape me. Because I like the messages that Albom brings forward in his books, I strongly suggest this one as a book worth reading.

The description on Goodreads says this:

In this fable, the first man on earth to count the hours becomes Father Time. 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, with his soul nearly broken, Father Time is granted his freedom, along with a magical hourglass and a mission: a chance to redeem himself by teaching two earthly people the true meaning of time.

He returns to our world--now dominated by the hour-counting he so innocently began--and commences a journey with two unlikely partners: one a teenage girl who is about to give up on life, the other a wealthy old businessman who wants to live forever. To save himself, he must save them both. And stop the world to do so.

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