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Review: The time keeper

March 3, 2013

‘The Time Keeper’ by Mitch Albom

by Pamela

Time keeperThis was a funny little novel.  A bit of a fable.  Slightly biblical?  I found the story very thought provoking and, after a slow start, I found that I had to keep reading to find out how the story ended.

The tale begins with Father Time – he sits alone, banished in a cave and after hundreds of years of solitude, he hears two single voices above the din of all the other millions of human voices which haunt him over the years. One is a lonely 17 year old girl named Sarah for who time has become an unbearable burden.  The other – an elderly and very impatient businessman named Victor for whom time has all but run out.

Father Time was not always who he was – he was once a mere mortal named Dor who became the first human to measure time.  For this he was eventually punished by God and banished to his cave.  After centuries in his cave, he is granted a pardon and returns to earth to help Sarah and Victor discover the true meaning of time.

What follows is a journey which will inspire readers to re-evaluate their own concepts of time and communicates the true value of such a precious commodity.

A true fable told in an entertaining and truly thought provoking manner. I would give this book an 8/10.


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