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Tom Hazard has a dangerous secret. He may look like an ordinary 41-year-old, but owing to a rare condition, he's been alive for centuries. From Elizabethan England to Jazz-Age Paris, from New York to the South Seas, Tom has seen a lot, and now craves an ordinary life.
Always changing his identity to stay alive, Tom has the perfect cover - working as a history teacher at a London comprehensive. Here he can teach the kids about wars and witch hunts as if he'd never witnessed them first-hand. He can try to tame the past that is fast catching up with him. The only thing Tom must not do is fall in love.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
How good is this book? Benedict Cumberbatch was signed to star in the film adaption even before its release. Matt Haig has updated a fairly familiar idea—a band of immortals battling their extraordinary fate—and carved a deeply affecting, totally charming novel. The story's lead, Tom Hazard, is a man who's been alive for centuries and lived everywhere (we particularly loved the pages spent in Elizabethan London), but he has always struggled to get over a forbidden love from Shakespearean times. Tom's plight had us bewitched from start to finish.
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Intriguing and captivating read
A fantastic read and interesting take on the concept of immortality. The story hooks you in from the beginning and takes you on an emotional journey through Tom’s life.
It truly makes you question whether immortality is all it’s cracked up to be.
I couldn't put it down. It had just the right amount of philosophical messages. I just wanted to know what was up next.
Maybe I'm the right target market, but it tugged so many strings.
I love the concept of time travel, and this book kept it real, no lighting bolts, flux capacitors etc.
It is the story of a guy who lives through time and hits reality head on. It’s just a pity he ended so quickly, I really enjoyed reading it.