The Time Keeper
written by Mitch Albom
published by Hyperion
Why did I pick this book: After reading the Five People You Meet in Heaven, I thought I’d enjoy another Mitch Albom book.
Did I enjoy this book: Parts of it.
The Time Keeper explores immortality and the precious passing of time.
I liked his earthly characters but the depiction of Thor, who I presume to be the mythical Father Time, was lost on me. He was the central character in the book and I couldn’t relate to him.
The book was well written and well organized. The content is philosophical and inspiring. Like I said, typical Mitch Albom.
Would I recommend it: Yes.
About the book – from Goodreads: In this fable, the first man on earth to count the hours becomes Father Time. 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.