‘The Time Keeper’ by Mitch Albom (Review)

So yesterday evening, I managed to finish the second book in my “book haul” (see this post. This time (a pun), it was Mitch Albom’s The Time Keeper.

In summary, the book is about the first person to discover time. He is then banished as punishment to modern Earth. There, he must teach two people (a teenager and a dying businessman) the true meaning of time, in order for his punishment to stop.

Immediately, I was confused about the format of the book. Every so often, a sentence was made bold for emphasis, but I soon became used to it. Also, the chapters were rather short (which I liked!).

But aside from the book’s appearance, the story itself was cleverly written. All three characters: Sarah (the teenager), Victor (the businessman) and Dor (the inventor of time) go down their own separate paths, and the crossovers that occur are interesting.

Like The Five People You Meet in Heaven, this book explores a key concept in life that we overlook, and creates a fictional story that provokes thought. I really liked this book as well!

Now, I am starting to read Nathan Filer’s The Shock of the Fall. Expect a review of that coming up soon too!



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