The Time Keeper
From the author who's inspired millions worldwide with books like Tuesdays with Morrie and The Five People You Meet in Heaven comes his most imaginative novel yet, The Time Keeper--a compelling fable about the first man on earth to count the hours. The man who became Father Time. In Mitch Albom's... show more
From the author who's inspired millions worldwide with books like Tuesdays with Morrie and The Five People You Meet in Heaven comes his most imaginative novel yet, The Time Keeper--a compelling fable about the first man on earth to count the hours. The man who became Father Time. In Mitch Albom's newest work of fiction, 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. Told in Albom's signature spare, evocative prose, this remarkably original tale will inspire readers everywhere to reconsider their own notions of time, how they spend it and how precious it truly is.
Publish date: September 4th 2012
Pages no: 224
Edition language: English
Dawno nie przeczytałam książki na jeden chaps. Czuję się urzeczona. Mentalnie, acz pozytywnie, wyssana z energii. Porażona trafnym podsumowaniem przez autora odwiecznej walki człowieka z czasem. Szybka i lekka lektura z morałem.
Niestety - rozczarowanie. Miała być inspirująca, okazała się nudna. Najwyraźniej nie potrafię dostrzec jej piękna. Zamiast inspirującego odkrycia książka zwyczajnie mnie znudziła, nie wzbudziła żadnych emocji. Zbyt chaotyczna, trochę poplątania z pomieszaniem. Dużo spodziewałam się po tej pozycji, n...
It took some time to finish this book because I had others I needed to read and return to the library, as well as others I read in order to write reviews for. But every time I picked up and read this book i was in a state of relaxed thought, as odd as that sounds.A story with such thought and delica...
This marvelous fable left me delighted. Even though I am not religious in any way, probably because it did not preach, this novel was enjoyable. This was my first novel by this author, but not my last.
Since the dawn of time man has been measuring what we do and don’t do. We are introduced to Dor and his family. Dor creates the first clock and pays dearly for being engrossed with measuring time instead of just living. God banishes Dor to a cave with no way out. There is where he hears the cries ...