Banished for centuries, as punishment for trying to measure time, the inventor of the world's first clock is finally granted his freedom, along with a mission: a chance to redeem himself by teaching two people the true meaning of time.
He returns to our world and embarks on a journey with two unlikely partners: a teenage girl who is about to give up on life and a wealthy, ageing businessman who wants to live for ever. To save himself, he must save them both.
Gripping, and filled with deep human truth, this unforgettable story will inspire readers everywhere to reconsider their own notions of time and just how precious it truly is.
Bestselling author Albom (Tuesdays with Morrie) turns his attention to Father Time in his new fabulist page-turner. Long ago before a word like "ago" had any meaning a man named Dor began to chart the passage of time, immediately realizing that "all his days were numbered," and so were his wife's. When she falls deathly ill, Dor climbs the Tower of Babel to beg the gods for help. But as a result of his brazenness, he is banished to a cave where he must endure listening to humanity plead for "more hours, more years, more time." After 6,000 years of torment, Dor is finally released back into the modern world with an enchanted hourglass and a mission: to teach two wayward souls the true value of time Sarah Lemon, a distressed teen, who wishes the end would come quickly, and Victor Delamonte, a prosperous aging businessman trying his best to keep the end at bay. With a clever conceit and frequent shifts in perspective, Albom deftly juggles multiple narratives to craft an inspiring tale that will please his fans and newcomers alike.
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Time well spent to say.......
Another great read by Mr A, I love the messages and metaphors. Your wisdom has true worth to me and those I pass your messages too.
God bless and thank you.
Amazing, comforting and refreshing to read as are all the other books written by the author. Roll on the next book release date!
The Time Keeper
Amazing book...I'm not really one for books, but finished this in three sessions, two on Saturday 9/3/13, one today, Mothers Day, at 2.15pm.
Gong off to buy the hardback as well now as constantly looking at the time on my ipad, something you will get during your read!
Wished id taken longer to read it now, but will again soon.
Great start, middle and in particular, the end.