Everyone wants time. Everyone is obsessed with time. Some want to stop it, others want to fast-forward it, but at the end of the day everything is about time. The inventor of the world’s first clock is punished and banished to a cave for centuries, forced to listen to the voices that complains about time. However, Father Time gets a chance to redeem himself when he is granted freedom… Two people, one a teenage girl who wants to give up on life, the other an old business man who wants to live forever, is about to get the journey of a lifetime as Father Time’s mission includes the two of them. He needs to save them to save himself, but will he be able to do it?
How many times have you begged for more time or for the night to never end? How often have you wished that dreaded trigonometry lesson to just pass by? Our lives are surrounded by time, wristwatches and clocks, the sexy new Rolex line coming out or calendars and diaries to keep us on time… We worry when we don’t have enough and we hate when we have too much, it’s always about time. People celebrate time, birthdays, New Year’s and the like… Frankly, time is always on our minds, and Mitch Albom takes that constant thought and turns it into a story that will truly give the reader something to ponder about afterwards.
The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom is a magnificent read and will keep the reader enticed throughout, even though it is a bit of a short read. That being said, it’s written simply, though it’s not at all a dumb plot, and is a real page turner that will render itself unforgettable the moment you’re done with it. Granted, what could we expect from salted author, Mitch Albom, the inspirational author of Tuesdays with Morrie and The Five People You Meet in Heaven? The Time Keeper is probably one of the most magical books I’ve read in a long time, imagination and creativity somehow making something as ordinary as time into a brilliant subject matter to tell three tales in one. It’s genius! What’s more is that I personally don’t think I wasted any time by reading this book (see what I did there?) and I would probably read it again in the future.
Time is always ticking and it is one of the few things that nothing can stop, however the only variable that time has is change and if you’re looking to change your usual reading genre, now is the time. Mitch Albom did a spectacular job with The Time Keeper and it’s a must-read. Who knows, it may just change your life and you may just realise that time isn’t everything…